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Bird (C.) & Bird (Y.) (Editors): Norfolk & Norwich Clocks & Clockmakers
O/P. 223 pages, 123 illus., 1996. A well researched volume recording the details of over 1000 Norfolk craftsmen. A welcome addition to books about individual English counties. Well worth reading. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K442 - D2)

Price: 50.00

Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers

Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers
NEW. 207 pages, illus., 2005. An excellent book, the first to have any detailed information about this county. The major part of the book is an alphabetic listing of makers, their journeymen and apprentices together with detailed descriptions of some notable clocks. There is also a listing of makers by town and a listing of church clocks in the county. With dust jacket. (Ref: N699)
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Price: 25.00

Britten (F.J.): Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers
O/P. 517 pages, illustrated. This is a copy of the 1970's reprint of the 3rd edition, first published in 1911. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book, which has a useful listing of former clock and watch makers. A very good copy with good dj. (Ref: K1368 - G6)

Price: 25.00

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers
O/P. 700 pages, illus., 9th edition, 1989. A good copy of the latest edition of this well-known work which has a very good listing of London clock and watch makers. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book. Very good copy with fair dust jacket (one small tear and light wear to surface and edges). (Ref: K673 - F6)

Price: 65.00

Brown (H.M.): Cornish Clocks and Clock Makers
O/P. 96 pages, 10 plates, 3rd edition, 1980. A very good copy, with good dust jacket, of the only book about the clock and watch makers of Cornwall. (Ref: K1013 - D1)

Price: 20.00

Buckley (Francis): The Watch and Clock Makers of Northumberland and Durham of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Recorded in Newspapers, Directories etc.
O/P. 11 pages, 1930. An early paper on the Northumberland and Durham makers contained in a volume of learned society transactions. Good copy. (Ref: K5095 - Q2)

Price: 15.00

Bundock (M.) & McKay (C.): James W. Benson of Ludgate Hill - Turret Clock Makers

Bundock (M.) & McKay (C.): James W. Benson of Ludgate Hill - Turret Clock Makers
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2002. James Benson was a prolific retailer of clocks and watches in the 19th and early 20th century. This book focuses on the turret clock activities of the company and reproduces rare catalogue and advertising material. A list of known Benson turret clock installations is also included. Card covers. (Ref: N527)
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Price: 12.00

Carruthers (A.S.): James Carruthers (1788-1849) Clockmaker
O/P. 9 pages, 1959. A paper about the life of James Carruthers, contained in a volume of the Transactions of the Dumfriesshire Antiquarian Society. Carruthers worked for Blaylock in Carlisle prior to starting his own business in Dumfries in 1828, moving to Carlisle in 1833. Very good copy, thick card covers. (Ref: K3522 - Z1)

Price: 20.00

Cave-Browne-Cave (B.W.): Jonas Barber Clockmaker of Winster
O/P. 269 pages, 10-page index, 1979. A very detailed account about the Barber family and the clocks they made. The Barbers numbered their clocks hence this is a useful guide to the progression of styles. The book also covers the Philipson family who continued the Barber numbering system. A very good copy of the soft cover edition. (Ref: K1016 - H2)

Price: 25.00

Cheetham (F.H.): Notes on Some Ormskirk Clockmakers
O/P. 10 pages, 1 plate, 1937. A short paper contained in a hardback volume of learned transactions published by the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society. This is an interesting article about clock makers in this Lancashire town. The volume also has a paper about Anthony Wilkinson of Ormskirk, a gold-balance maker. Very good copy. (Ref: K579 - X2)

Price: 30.00

Clark (B.E.) & Clark (M.A.): William Clark, Clockmaker of Kendal, 1716 - 1763
O/P. Pages 135 - 160, 4 plates, 2 figs., 1992. A well researched and detailed account of the life and work of William Clark of Kendal who was apprenticed to Isaac Hadwen, also of Kendal. 22 clocks by Clark are known and described here. This article is contained in a volume of Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1520 - F2)

Price: 25.00

[Clockmakers' Company]: The Livery 1981
O/P. 56 pages, 1981. A list of the Master, Wardens and Liverymen on the 350 Anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, together with a brief history of the Company. A fine copy, stiff card covers. (Ref: K3076 - BX12)

Price: 9.00

Cloutman (E.W.) & Linnard (W.): Henry Williams Lancarvan - 'A Clock and Watchmaker and a Great Farmer'

Cloutman (E.W.) & Linnard (W.): Henry Williams Lancarvan - 'A Clock and Watchmaker and a Great Farmer'
O/P. 136 pages, b&w illustrations, 4 colour plates, 1st edition, signed by authors, number 237 of 300 copies, 2003. A detailed study of the life and work of Henry Williams (1727 - 1790) who made good quality longcase clocks in the Vale of Glamorgan. As with many provincial clockmakers, Williams was also a farmer hence the book's sub-title. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K537 - P1)

Price: 75.00
Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3465)
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Price: 30.00
Craven (M.A.J.B.): John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker & Scientist 1713 - 88

Craven (M.A.J.B.): John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker & Scientist 1713 - 88
O/P. 272 pages, illus., 1996. A delightful biography of the famous instrument maker, engineer and clockmaker who became a member of the Royal Society. The second half of the book concentrates on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors to 1857 and beyond. Now scarce. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K623 - G2)
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Price: 95.00
Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers

Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers
O/P. 275 pages, 282 figs., 1994. The last of Ted Crom's books on horological tools containing a wealth of information not available elsewhere. The makers include Wyke & Green, Daniel Mather, the Jones family, Thurston Lassell, the Leyland family, William Whitmore and several more. Ted Crom's lasting memorial to the horological world is these 4 books on horological tools - well researched, comprehensive and definitive. The three books with 'Tools' in the title are uniform in size and binding, brown cloth with gilt lettering. Essential reading. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

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(Ref: K2101)

Price: 195.00
Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull

Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull
NEW. 176 pages, illustrated, 2020. A new book about almost 400 watchmakers who worked in Hull from about 1750 to 1950, with 45 colour illustrations of dials and movements and many other drawings and photographs of watchmakers and their premises. Soft covers. (Ref: N5032)

Price: 14.99

Cunnington (B.H.): Clock and Watch Makers of Wiltshire of the 17th and 18th Centuries
O/P. 5 pages, 1938. One of the earliest listings of Wiltshire makers this is an article contained in an issue of the Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine. Good copy, thin card covers now splitting along spine. A rare item. (Ref: K1060 - BX3)

Price: 20.00

Daly (A.): Ormskirk Clockmakers & Watchmakers
O/P. 142 pages, 176 illustrations mostly in colour, 2006. An excellent book with a comprehensive horological history of the area and detailed information about its clock and watchmakers. The book includes the surrounding villages of Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Parbold, Skelmersdale and Scarisbrick and has a chapter on local clock case makers. A fine copy with good dust jacket (very faded to spine and wear to top edge).

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(Ref: K2038 - X1)

Price: 110.00

Daniell (J.): Leicestershire Clockmakers
O/P. 44 pages plus 10 pages of illustrations, 1975. A very useful directory of watch and clock makers working in Leicestershire before 1900. The only book on the county. A good copy (a few annotations to text), card covers. (Ref: K1114 - BX11)

Price: 27.00


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