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[A.H.S. Electrical Horology Group]: 100 Years of Domestic Electric Clocks
O/P. 6 pages 1995. The catalogue of an exhibition held to commemorate the 25th year of the Antiquarian Horological Society's Electrical Horology Group. A good copy, now nicely bound in brown Rexine with gilt lettering to front and spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K4069 - G1)

Price: 15.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Forty years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. A good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine (spine very rubbed), original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2755 - M2)

Price: 35.00

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks
O/P. 18 pages, 19 figs., 1971. A useful introduction to electrical horology, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3420 - BX9)

Price: 12.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Andrade (J.):  Chronomtrie

Andrade (J.): Chronomtrie
O/P. 382 pages, 193 figs., 1908. The history of horology with the emphasis on the theory of mechanical and electrical timepieces. A good copy. Card covers a bit worn. [French language] (Ref: K3167 - J1)
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Price: 85.00

Anon: Catalogue of Exhibits for the Industrial Time Exhibition at Macclesfield Silk Museum
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, 2003. An interesting catalogue of industrial clocks, some mechanical others electric, including master clocks, slave clocks, time recorders, watchman's clocks and turret clocks. 55 exhibits, all illustrated. A very good copy, soft covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4818 - BX2)

Price: 5.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, number 164 of 300 numbered hardback copies, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, bound in green cloth. [French language] (Ref: K1237 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A good copy but bottom 2 inches of spine split, binding a bit loose, wear to corners. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3655 - Z3)

Price: 55.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illus., facsimile reprint, 1989. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, spine faded. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K1334 - T1)

Price: 70.00

Berner (G.A.): L'Horloger-Electricien
O/P. 204 pages + adverts, 77 figs., 2nd edition, 1926. A Swiss treatise on electrical horology, including a list of relevant Swiss patents from 1889 to 1924. A good copy, now nicely bound in blue buckram with original card covers bound in. [French language] (Ref: K4737 - M2)

Price: 30.00

Bieda(D.) editor: The Seven Dials
O/P. 29 pages, illustrated, circa 1987. The Seven Dials monument was erected at the junction of 7 roads in Covent Garden, London in 1694, removed in 1773 and reconstructed in 1989. This book was published to raise funds for the reconstruction and tells the history of the monument and the story of its rebuilding. The pillar was (and is) topped by six sundial faces, the seventh 'style' being the column itself. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3689 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Boullin (D.J.): Radio Time (7 issues)
O/P. Issues #1 to #6, and #8 (August 1989 to spring 1992). This journal was published with 3 issues per year and was originally a newsletter about radio-controlled clocks and watches, but the scope widened to include the history and development of clocks and watches regulated by time signals broadcast by radio, including time distribution by electric clock systems. All in very good condition, soft covers as issued. (Ref: K4797 - N3)

Price: 7.00

British Standard Code Of Practice: Impulse Clock and Timing Systems CP 327.403 (1952)
O/P. 36 pages, 1952. The British Standard Code of Practice, of use in the days when distributed time systems were still being installed. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4790 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

[Christie's]: Important Clocks, Watches and Marine Chronometers
O/P. 418 lots,most illustrated in colour, with a good section of 37 electric clocks including examples by Alexander Bain, William Hamilton Shortt, James Ritchie and Paul Garnier.The mechanical clocks included a rare binnacle timekeeper by Morris Tobias, an astronomical chronometer timepiece by George Margetts and an observatory regulator by Reid & Auld of Edinburgh. Good copy, card covers. [Sale @ King Street, London 25/11/1998] (Ref: A72)

Price: 8.00

Creese (H. & Co.): The Electro-Gravity Clock Wheel
O/P. 16 pages, figs., no date. A small sales brochure advertising H. Creese & Co.'s patented method of using an electro-gravity clock wheel to drive existing clocks instead of weights or a spring. As the brochure states Why buy electric clocks when you can have your own electrified at a very small cost. The UK patent is dated 1909 so this brochure must date from the 1910's. Good copy, one page torn and repaired, paper covers now worn. (Ref: K4753 - BX10)

Price: 20.00

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey:  L'aventure de la montre  quartz

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
NEW. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. Still in publishers shrink wrap. [French language] (Ref: N2856)

Price: 60.00

Fox (D.H.): Robert Hope-Jones
O/P. 285 pages, illus., 1992. Robert Hope-Jones founded the Hope-Jones Electric Organ Company in England in 1892, the business became bankrupt in 1899. Hope-Jones moved to America in 1903, founded another organ building company and committed suicide in 1914. Robert Hope-Jones' brother Frank was the founder of the Synchronome Company, famous for its electric clocks. A very good copy. (Ref: K4734 - P2)

Price: 20.00

Fried (H.B.): Repairing Quartz Watches
O/P. 248 pages, lots of figures, 2nd edition, 1988. An excellent guide to the repair of quartz watches by an expert, the book includes a basic course in electricity and electronic horology. A fine copy with good dust jacket, the latter faded to spine. (Ref: K1135 - C3)

Price: 45.00

Fried (H.B.): Repairing Quartz Watches
O/P. 242 pages, lots of figures, 1st edition, 1983. An excellent guide to the repair of quartz watches by an expert, the book includes a basic course in electricity and electronic horology. A good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K1136 - F4)

Price: 40.00


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