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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: 15.00

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.): 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

Thomson (M.M.): The Beginning of the Long Dash - A History of Timekeeping in Canada
O/P. 190 pages, 59 illus., 1978. A good history of Canadian timekeeping from the installation of a sundial in Quebec in 1608 to the use of atomic clocks. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2987 - M2)

Price: 20.00

Thomson (R.): Antique American Clocks and Watches
O/P. 192 pages, 67 illustrations, 1968. A good introduction to the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: K2510 - F3)

Price: 6.00

Thorpe (N.M.): The French Marble Clock

Thorpe (N.M.): The French Marble Clock
NEW. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, the 2002 reprint of a book first published in 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French, but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks which is helpful for identification purposes. With dust jacket. (Ref: N508)
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Price: 40.00

Thorpe (N. M.): The French Marble Clock
S/H. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks that is helpful for identification purposes. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2043- Y2)

Price: 25.00

Thwaites & Reed Ltd: Sales Brochure
O/P. 16 pages, 8 plates, no date. A sales brochure advertising 8 'reproduction' bracket clocks made by Thwaites & Reed in the 1970's. The clocks were given the style names Quare, Earnshaw, Aynsworth, Grant, Ellicott and Barraud. The old master clockmakers would be appalled at what their names are now attached to! Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2511 - BX6)

Price: 9.00

Tickoprint: Directions for Use - Tickoprint-Standard Watch Timer
O/P. 10 pages, circuit diagram, 2 pages of examples. The user manual for an old Tickoprint watch timing machine, it uses valves not transistors. If you have the timer you need the manual! Good condition, spiral bound, card covers. (Ref: K4482 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

Timepiece Magazine : A Price Guide to Longcase Clocks (Grandfather Clocks - Grandmother Clocks)
O/P. 70 pages, illustrated, 1981. A price guide published as a stand-alone supplement by Timepiece magazine, in the days when a grande sonnerie striking Tompion was £23,000 and a Samuel Deacon of Barton in the Beans was only £480. The nostalgia boom starts here! Paper covers as issued. (Ref: K592 - G7)

Price: 5.00

Timex: Time Through The Ages
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, no date. A brief history of the development of timekeeping produced by Timex to promote sales of their wristwatches, probably in the 1960's. Card covers. (Ref: K1485 - BX1)

Price: 7.00

Tomlinson (C.): Cyclopdia of Useful Arts, Mechanical & Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering
O/P. Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851 this large cyclopædia was published between 1852 and 1854 with a supplement circa 1866. For sale is a single volume of this work with the following collation:
Pages 817 - 832 of volume 1 (sections GUN to HAIR)
Pages cxlv - clx from the report on the exhibition of 1851
Pages 1 - 208 of volume 2 (sections HAMMER to MACHINE)

Of interest to readers of this list will be pages 21 - 43, the HOROLOGY section which includes information about mechanical clocks and watches as well as electric clocks. A rare item in its original red cloth binding with gilt and blind tooling to the front and spine. A few pages loose, boards and cloth worn and bruised to corners and top & bottom of spine. (Ref: K1752 - G3)

Price: 35.00

Tonkelar (I. den), Henkes (H.E.) & Leersum (G.K. van): Eye and Instruments - Nineteenth-century ophthalmological instruments in the Netherlands
O/P. 304 pages, illustrated, 1996. An important catalogue of ophthalmological instruments used at the Utrecht Eye Hospital and now kept at the Utrecht University Museum. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4504 - CR11)

Price: 75.00

Tooley (R.V.): The Mapping of America
O/P. 519 pages, 179 plates, reprinted 1988. A comprehensive study of extant maps including French maps of the 18th century, California as an island, the marine surveys of Captain Cook and various North American city plans. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4237 - CR7)

Price: 25.00

Tooth (T.): It Was All A Matter of Time
O/P. 156 pages, illus., 1993. The story of the beginning of navigational science, its impact on early Australian history, and how the new science was used by Matthew Flinders to construct his charts of Australia. The history of chronometer Earnshaw 520, used by Flinders, is also included. A good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3019 - M1)

Price: 15.00

Touchet (P.): A Practical Manual of Electric and Electronic Horology
O/P. 43 pages, figs., first English language edition, 1963. The author was head of Research and Production at JAZ S.A. so the book is a useful practical manual on Jaz and Japy battery driven movements. A good copy, card covers a little worn and faded. (Ref: K2901 - BX8)

Price: 45.00

Touchet (P.): A Practical Manual of Electric and Electronic Horology
O/P. 58 pages, figs., English language edition, 1964. The author was head of Research and Production at JAZ S.A. so the book is a useful practical manual on Jaz and Japy battery driven movements. This edition has additional chapters on the AR and AV Movements and Practical Service Hints. A good copy, card covers a little worn and faded. (Ref: K4421 - E3)

Price: 45.00

[Tourbillon]: Le Collezioni Orologi Meccanici Piu' Prestigiosi Del Mondo 2011

[Tourbillon]: Le Collezioni Orologi Meccanici Piu' Prestigiosi Del Mondo 2011
O/P. 610 pages, illustrated, 2011. A large detailed catalogue of the world's prestigious mechanical wristwatches, each watch illustrated is complete with a description and price. A very useful book for the wristwatch collector. A fine copy. [Italian language] (Ref: K3530 - F4)
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Price: 35.00

Tourneau: Kronos Volume 4
O/P. 50 pages, New York 1988. A priced catalogue by Tourneau Inc., illustrating fine wristwatches from the world's leading manufacturers. Soft covers. (Ref: K300 - H5)

Price: 5.00


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