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Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 503 pages, 12 plates, 1st edition, 1966. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 2,200 makers or users of instruments with biographical details where known. Complete with a separate 23 page index. A very good copy, the dust jacket complete but worn to edges. (Ref: K3038 - M1)

Price: 50.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 503 pages, 12 plates, facsimile reprint 1989. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 2,200 makers or users of instruments with biographical details where known. A very good copy. (Ref: K2485 - H6)

Price: 40.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485 - 1714
O/P. 443 pages, 12 plates, 1 folding map, 1 folding facsimile, first edition 1954, reprinted 1970. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 400 makers of instruments with biographical details where known. A good copy (edge of text block a little stained), the dust jacket good but a little worn. (Ref: K1408 - G5)

Price: 50.00

[Taylor (E.G.R.)], compiled by Bostock (K.) et al: An Index to the Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 23 pages, 1980. This is a very useful index, with working dates, of the makers included in Eva Taylor's book published in 1966 and reprinted in 1989. A fine copy. (Ref: K3458 - BX7)

Price: 5.00

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 (signed by author). (Ref: K4013 - CR12)

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: 14.00

Tebbutt (L.): Stamford Clocks & Watches
O/P. 173 pages, 106 figures, signed by author, 1975. Copy number 378 of a limited edition of 500. A scarce and useful contribution to knowledge of regional clock & watch making and repairing. A good copy. Card covers, rear cover creased.

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(Ref: K2780 - Q1)

Price: 135.00

Templeton (A.): Alec Templeton's Music Boxes
O/P. 164 pages, illustrated, 1958. The story of Alec Templeton's music box collection, as told to Rachael Baumel. Good copy, poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4351 - E2)

Price: 5.00

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 (owners stamp on ffep) with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K947 - H5)
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Price: 85.00

Terrisse (S. A.) editor: Prestigious Watches
NEW. 191 pages, illustrated, 1997. A history of some of the world's most prestigious brands of wristwatches with photographs and details of the watches themselves. Card covers. (Ref: N4786)

Price: 10.00

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: 40.00

Terwilliger (C.): Horolovar 400-Day Clock Repair Guide
O/P. 227 pages, figures, 9th edition, 1987. An essential book for identifying different 400-day movements and the suspension spring required, with notes on 400-day clock repair. A very good copy. (Ref: K517 - B2)

Price: 25.00

The Optical Society: Transactions of the Optical Society (7 volumes)
O/P. Volumes 25 (missing issue 5), 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 33 published between 1924 and 1932. The Optical Society was founded in London in 1899 and published its transactions annually until its demise in 1932. The transactions contain many important articles on Spectacle Making as well as: The History of the Spectacle Making Trade; The Circular Dividing Engine of Edward Troughton, 1793; Catalogue of Instruments Made and (or) Used by Sir William Herschel; The Stereoscope; and A History of the Development of the Telescope from about 1675 to 1830. A wealth of information on optical science, optical equipment and lenses in general. All in good condition, uniformly bound in half black leather, gilt lettering and tooling to spines , green cloth boards (cloth marked).

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(Ref: K4709 - TC10)

Price: 120.00

: The Practical Watch & Clock Maker (a complete set, bound)
O/P. A complete set of this rare journal, from March 1928 (volume 1, issue 1) to April 1939 (volume 12, issue 2), all 134 issues, now bound in 11 uniform volumes (the 2 issues of volume 12 are bound in with volume 11) in dark green buckram. Bound in with the journals are the special yearly supplements The British Clock Manufacturer, issued with the journal in February each year commencing in 1933. The bound volumes do not have the original covers of the individual monthly issues bound in. The covers for issues 1 to 134 are available and will be supplied loose. 2 pages are missing from the May 1929 and August 1930 issues, one or two adverts clipped out, otherwise the set is in very good condition. Packed weight is about 20 kg. Please phone or email us for a shipping quote as the website calculator cannot handle this shipping weight.

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(Ref: K1219)
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Price: 395.00

The Sun Electrical Co. Ltd: Modern Electric Clocks from Sunco
O/P. 12 pages, illustrated, November 1934. A priced catalogue of synchronous electric domestic clocks by Smith's, Ferranti and an unnamed maker. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4792 - BX14)

Price: 10.00


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