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McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles

McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2001. Advertising material and catalogues, dating from 1880 and circa 1910, showing Smith's products are reproduced in facsimile, as well as a Victorian article about the firm from The Illustrated London News. The material covers all kinds of English clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N531)

Price: 12.00
McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England

McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England
NEW. 368 pages, 300 illus., 1 map, 2002. A very detailed study of makers in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. As well as the biographical details of makers there are sections on Uttoxeter case makers, Newcastle-under-Lyme movement makers, sources of parts and materials as well as Birmingham dial makers and dial painters. This is an excellent book and well worth buying. With dust jacket. (Ref: N206)
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Price: 35.00

McKenna (J.): Watch, Clock & Dialmakers of Birmingham (1547 - 1900)
O/P. 96 pages, 13 illustrations, no date. A listing of Birmingham makers. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1355 - F5)

Price: 9.00

Mercer (A.):  Mercer Chronometers - History, Maintenance & Repair

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - History, Maintenance & Repair
O/P. 239 pages, 300 illustrations, 2003. A book about the history of the Mercer firm from the early days of watchmaking in Liverpool to the large scale manufacture of chronometers in Clerkenwell and St. Albans. The book includes information on historic chronometers serviced by Mercer together with details of Mercer and Kullberg serial numbering. The repair, maintenance and rating of chronometers is given special attention. Now out of print and in demand. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (a few creases to lower edge).

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(Ref: K1662 - G3)
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Price: 175.00

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - Radical Tom Mercer and the House he Founded
O/P. xxiv, 251 pages, 24 colour plates, 68 b&w illus., 1st edition, signed by author, 1978. This is an excellent book, much better in my opinion than the later book by the same author with a similar title. The last 100 pages are an essential research tool being a listing of all known Mercer chronometers sold to retailers, ships chandlers etc., including date of sale, price and retailer's name and serial number as engraved on the chronometer dial. A fine copy of a scarce book with fine dust jacket.

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(Ref: K472 - Z1)

Price: 350.00

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - Radical Tom Mercer and the House he Founded

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - Radical Tom Mercer and the House he Founded
O/P. xxiv, 251 pages, 24 colour plates, 68 b&w illus., 2nd edition, signed by author, 1978. This is an excellent book, much better in my opinion than the later book by the same author with a similar title. The last 100 pages are an essential research tool being a listing of all known Mercer chronometers sold to retailers, ships chandlers etc., including date of sale, price and retailer's name and serial number as engraved on the chronometer dial. A very good copy of a scarce book, with good dust jacket (light wear to edges, one small tear).

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(Ref: K2713 - F4)
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Price: 325.00

Mercer (V.): John Arnold & Son Chronometer Makers 1762 - 1843
O/P. 302 pages, 212 plates, 1972, with the supplement (pages 303 - 320, plates 213 - 218, 1975) bound in. The definitive volume on the life and work of John Arnold and his son John Roger Arnold. An essential book for chronometer collectors and enthusiasts. A very good copy (bookplate on ffep) with fair dust jacket (several small tears and wear to edges).

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(Ref: K208 - H4)

Price: 220.00

Mercer (V.): The Frodshams - the Story of a Family of Chronometer Makers
O/P. 458 pages, 106 plates, 1981. This is the standard work on the various branches of the Frodsham family. Charles Frodsham and Parkinson & Frodsham are two of the most famous chronometer making enterprises of the 19th and early 20th century. The book also covers the business of Frodsham & Keen as well as that of other family members. This is an excellent reference book about this family of chronometer, clock and watchmakers. A very good copy, the dust jacket complete but with wear to edges and corners.

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(Ref: K958 - V3)

Price: 295.00

Mercer (V.): The Life and letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors

Mercer (V.): The Life and letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors
O/P. 829 pages, 154 plates, 1st edition 1977. This is the standard reference work on the life and work of Edward John Dent the famous chronometer maker, with details of his successors in the business right up to the time the book was written. A very good copy with good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K3997 - W1)
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Price: 450.00

Mercer (V.): The Life and letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors
O/P. 829 pages, 154 plates, 1st edition 1977. This is the standard reference work on the life and work of Edward John Dent the famous chronometer maker, with details of his successors in the business right up to the time the book was written. A good copy (with a few annotations on end papers and to the text, bookplate on ffep) with good dust jacket (wear to all edges).

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(Ref: K4938 - Z3)

Price: 325.00

Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping

Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping
NEW. 274 pages, over 300 illustrations, revised 2nd edition, reprinted 2021. The book contains a small number of revisions and corrections to the first edition which was published in 2011. A well researched and comprehensive work on the Synchronome company, their master clock in all its forms and variants, and their slave dials and ancillary equipment. The book also has chapters on the development of the precision clock by William Hamilton Shortt with a list of all known Shortt clocks, the detail of their order-book specification, original location and subsequent history where known. The book is the standard reference work on Synchronome and Shortt clocks - only 300 copies have been printed so buy now if you need a copy. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5167)
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Price: 39.50

Millburn (J.R.): Benjamin Martin: Author, Instrument-maker, and 'Country Showman'
O/P. 244 pages, frontis, 8 plates, 7 figs., 1976. Martin was a teacher, author, lecturer - demonstrator and started a scientific instrument making business in London. Martin also wrote tracts on table clocks and dialling as well as designing and making at least two clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). This book is now hard to find.

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(Ref: K3020 - P1)

Price: 160.00

Moore (A.J.): The Clockmakers of Bristol 1650 - 1900

Moore (A.J.): The Clockmakers of Bristol 1650 - 1900
O/P. 507 pages, illustrated, 1999. A well researched reference book with a wealth of information about the clockmakers of Bristol and Bath, over 3000 craftsmen are listed. The quality of the illustrations is not good as the book was published by the author. This is however the best reference book for Bristol makers and is now very hard to find. A fine copy with fine dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2066 - V3)

Price: 340.00
Moore (A.J.): The Clockmakers of Somerset 1650 - 1900

Moore (A.J.): The Clockmakers of Somerset 1650 - 1900
O/P. 499 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1998. A well researched reference book with a wealth of information about the clockmakers of Somerset, excluding Bristol and Bath. The quality of the illustrations is not good as the book was published by the author. This is however the best reference book for Somerset makers and is now very hard to find. A very good copy (presentation inscription signed by author on ffep) with good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2418 - R3)

Price: 340.00

Moore (A.J.), Rice (R.W.) & Hucker (E.): Bilbie and The Chew Valley Clock Makers
O/P. 412 pages, 180 illustrations, 1995. A book predominantly about the Bilbie family who worked in Chew Stoke (Somerset) and Cullompton (Devon), throughout the eighteenth century. The book describes the Bilbie's bell founding as well as clockmaking activities. Many of their clocks are described and illustrated thus showing the chronological progression of dial and case styles. Other clockmakers of the Chew Valley include: The Quarman family of Temple Cloud; The Brock's of Axbridge and the Badman's of Compton Martin. This book has become very hard to find and is always in demand. A very good copy, card covers, spine faded.

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(Ref: K1535 - P1)

Price: 175.00

Moore (D.): British Clockmakers & Watchmakers Apprentice Records 1710 - 1810

Moore (D.): British Clockmakers & Watchmakers Apprentice Records 1710 - 1810
O/P. 367 pages, 2003. The apprenticeship details of over 14,000 horological tradesmen have been extracted from the tax records in the Public Records Office and are listed under the apprentice as well as the master. The listing includes apprentices in the Clockmakers' Company, apprentices in other London companies and, most importantly, provincial names which have never before been published. This is an important book that is an essential research tool. A fine copy.

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(Ref: K214 - F2)
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Price: 195.00
Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798

Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798
NEW. [13 pages], 3 figs., 1997. Useful information about Liverpool watch case makers and their marks, first published in Antiquarian Horology. Card covers. (Ref: N1357)

Price: 5.00

Moore (N.): Chester Clocks & Clockmakers
O/P. 19 pages, illus., 1976. A catalogue of an exhibition held in Chester museum in 1976 and still of use to enthusiasts for its list of Chester makers. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1184 - D2)

Price: 8.00

Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen

Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen
NEW. 160 pages, 14 plates, 1998. This well researched book includes York watch and clock makers who may also have worked in gold and silver. Each entry includes dates, addresses and family details where known. Card covers. (Ref: N695)
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Price: 10.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills
O/P. [14 pages], illustrated, 1987. A good article, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, about the life and work of Joseph Windmills and his son, Thomas. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2365 - BX10)

Price: 10.00


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