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Taylor (E.W.) & Wilson (J.S.): At the Sign of the Orrery
O/P. 64 pages, illus., no date but probably 1950's. The sub title of the book The origins of the firm of Cooke, Troughton & Simms Limited explains what it's about, the history of the firm is given up to 1922. Horologists will know of Thomas Cooke of York as a maker of turret clocks, Troughton & Simms were excellent scientific instrument makers. Good copy, the card covers now worn. (Ref: K298 - BX8)

Price: 30.00

Taylor (J.C.) & Wolfendale (A.): The Excitement of Time - John Harrison, The Royal Society and Time Measurement
O/P. 88 pages, 81 illustrations, 2006. A well researched and written book with superb photographs and illustrations. The explanation of Harrison's grasshopper escapement and his ideas on temperature compensation are well recorded. A fine copy. (Ref: K4013 - D2)

Price: 25.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clock Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., 1994. A book first published in 1986 which has been in demand ever since. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A fine copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2302 - R2)

Price: 25.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clock Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., reprinted 1991. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A good copy with good dust jacket of the hardback edition, so much nicer than the more recent paperback version. (Ref: K1544 - G7)

Price: 18.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clocks Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., 1994. A book first published in 1986 which has been in demand ever since. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K930 - R2)

Price: 15.00

Tennant (M.F.): The Art of the Painted Clock Dial

Tennant (M.F.): The Art of the Painted Clock Dial
NEW. 351 pages, 730 illustrations (517 in colour), 2009. An important book by Britain's best known dial restorer who has documented the rise of the painted dial on longcase clocks from its origins in 1772 to its demise 100 years later. The major dial makers in Birmingham and their artistic styles are all included as well as the makers in the smaller centres of Manchester, Halifax and Scotland. This is a comprehensive study of the subject and is a major contribution to our knowledge of dials and dial makers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2148)
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Price: 75.00
Tennant (M.F.):  Longcase Painted Dials, their History and Restoration

Tennant (M.F.): Longcase Painted Dials, their History and Restoration
O/P. 256 pages, 24 colour and 163 b&w illus., 1995. A good book entirely devoted to longcase painted dials. Lots of information about the makers, their products and the restoration of the dials themselves. This book is now out of print. An excellent copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K947 - H5)
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Price: 85.00

Terry (W.N.): Exhibition of Early Clocks and Watches
O/P. 18 pages, illus., 1966. This exhibition was held in Northampton in 1966 and the catalogue is useful for the listing of Northamptonshire clock and watch makers. A good copy, card covers (covers creased and front cover rubbed). Card covers. (Ref: K483 - W3)

Price: 25.00

Terwilliger (C.): Horolovar 400-Day Clock Repair Guide

Terwilliger (C.): Horolovar 400-Day Clock Repair Guide
NEW. 237 pages, figures, 10th edition, 1991. An essential book for identifying different 400-day movements and the suspension spring required, with notes on 400-day clock repair. This is the most recent edition of this well known book. (Ref: N1838)

Price: 36.00

The Clockmaker: The Clockmaker - Volumes 1, 2 & 3 bound
O/P. A complete and bound set of The Clockmaker from volume 1 issue 1 (April/May 1990) to volume 3 issue 1 (April/May 1994) complete with the supplement issued to enable completion of 3 ongoing serialised construction projects. The publication terminated with the April/May 1994 issue. All 25 issues, in very good condition, supplement cheaply printed as issued, all now nicely bound in two hardback volumes with original card covers bound in.

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(Ref: J853)

Price: 100.00

Thiout (A.): Trait de L'Horlogerie Mecanique et Pratique

Thiout (A.): Trait de L'Horlogerie Mecanique et Pratique
O/P. 400 pages plus 19 pages of errata and additions, 91 folding plates, 1972. A facsimile reprint of the first edition of this famous work originally published in 1741 in 2 volumes. This edition is published in a single volume. This is one of the important French horological texts with excellent plates - the first 38 plates are of horological tools, the remainder show a wide variety of movements. A very good copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K3893 - M3)
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Price: 185.00

Thomas (A.G.) (Bradford) Ltd.: Catalogue
O/P. 169 pages and 14-page price list, illus., 1968. An illustrated catalogue, and price list, of parts and tools for watch and clock restorers from a large UK distributor. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3060 - M2)

Price: 25.00

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): Joyce of Whitchurch Clockmakers 1690 - 1965

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): Joyce of Whitchurch Clockmakers 1690 - 1965
NEW. 670 pages, over 1,500 illustrations, 2013. The Joyce family made clocks for over 250 years and are best known for their turret clocks produced in the 19th and 20 centuries. This is a well researched and comprehensive study of the family and their products - domestic clocks, regulators, railway clocks, turret clocks and a few watches. (Ref: N3490)
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Price: 48.00
Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Gloverstone Clockmakers of Chester

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Gloverstone Clockmakers of Chester
NEW. 178 pages, 49 clocks illustrated with over 200 photographs, 28 figures, 2012. A well researched book about the clockmakers who worked between 1600 and 1800 in the township of Gloverstone - a small area of Chester close to the castle and within the old city walls. The clockmakers include the Wrench family, the Smith family, the Thomas family and many individual makers. Card covers. (Ref: N2789)

Price: 18.00
Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Turret Clocks of T. Cooke & Sons of York - a historical perspective 1807 - 1897

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Turret Clocks of T. Cooke & Sons of York - a historical perspective 1807 - 1897
NEW. 583 pages, illustrated, only 250 copies printed, 2016. An excellent biographical account of Thomas Cooke and the business he founded up until it became a limited company in 1897. The business is well known for its clocks, telescopes and other scientific instruments, but also owned a small shipyard! This book focuses on turret clocks, with some information on clocks for the Post Office and a few regulators. Also included is an important chapter on turret clockmaker Barnard Cooke (Thomas's brother) who worked in Hull. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N4101)
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Price: 75.00

Thompson (D.): The British Museum Clocks
O/P. 176 pages, 66 clocks illustrated in colour, 2004. This book describes and illustrates the rarest and most interesting clocks in the outstanding collection at the British Museum. Each item has several illustrations of the case and the clock movement. Tompion's year-going table clock, John Naylor's astronomical clock, Mudge's first marine timekeeper, Henry Jenkins' astronomical clock and an organ clock by George Lindsay are all included here. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2301 - H6)

Price: 25.00

Thompson (D.): The British Museum Watches

Thompson (D.): The British Museum Watches
NEW. 175 pages, 270 illustrations, paperback edition, 2014. A book telling the story of the watch, describing and illustrating 77 watches selected from the magnificent collection of watches held by The British Museum. The earliest example was made circa 1560, the latest in 2007. Each watch is illustrated in colour with excellent photographs of dial, movement and case. Card covers. (Ref: N3681)
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Price: 16.99

Thompson (D.): The British Museum Watches
O/P. 175 pages, 270 illustrations, 2008. A book telling the story of the watch, describing and illustrating 77 watches selected from the magnificent collection of watches held by The British Museum. The earliest example was made circa 1560, the latest in 2007. Each watch is illustrated in colour with excellent photographs of dial, movement and case. A fine copy of the original hardback edition (with inscription on title page signed by author), with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K1749 - F2)

Price: 25.00

Thompson (D.): Watches in the Ashmolean Museum

Thompson (D.): Watches in the Ashmolean Museum
NEW. 92 pages, illustrated in colour, 2007. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has one of the most important collections of watches outside of the national collections in London. This book illustrates and fully describes 31 pocket watches which show the history and development of watch design and decoration, with examples of the art of the goldsmith, engraver, chaser, enameller and lapidary from the mid-16th to the mid-19th century. The hardback edition. (Ref: N1751)

Price: 11.95

Thompson (D.): Watches in the Ashmolean Museum
S/H. 92 pages, illustrated in colour, 2007. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has one of the most important collections of watches outside of the national collections in London. This book illustrates and fully describes 31 pocket watches which show the history and development of watch design and decoration, with examples of the art of the goldsmith, engraver, chaser, enameller and lapidary from the mid-16th to the mid-19th century. A fine copy. (Ref: K2124 - J1)

Price: 8.00


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