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Langman (H.R.) & Ball (A.): Electrical Horology
O/P. 170 pages, 68 figures, 2nd edition, 1927. A practical manual on the application of the principles and practice of electricity to horological instruments and machines for the measurement of time, with an account of the earliest electrically-driven clock mechanism. A good copy, very clean internally, covers marked. (Ref: K3596 - W1)

Price: 40.00

Langman (H.R.) & Ball (A.): Electrical Horology
O/P. 200 pages, 93 figures, 3rd edition, 1946. A practical manual on the application of the principles and practice of electricity to horological instruments and machines for the measurement of time, with an account of the earliest electrically-driven clock mechanism. A very comprehensive book on the subject. A good clean copy, covers marked, with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K2224 - L1)

Price: 40.00

Lines (M.A.): Ferranti Synchronous Electric Clocks 1932 - 1957

Lines (M.L.): Ferranti Synchronous Electric Clocks 1932 - 1957
NEW. 117 pages, illustrated, 2012. A useful study of the electric clocks, and their movements, produced by Ferranti, the illustrations reproduced from sales brochures and catalogues of the period. Hardback edition. (Ref: N2798)

Price: 20.00
Marrison ( W.A.):  The Crystal Clock

Marrison ( W.A.): The Crystal Clock
O/P. 11 pages, figs., 1930. A very important paper as the author, who worked for Bell telephone Laboratories in New York, built the first clock controlled by the constant frequency of the oscillation of a quartz crystal in 1927. The development of solid state electronics in the 1980's led to quartz timekeepers becoming the most common form of timekeeper. Very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3697 - BX13)
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Price: 45.00

Marshall (P.): Electric Clocks and Chimes
O/P. 159 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1976. Originally published in the 1920's this is a practical handbook giving complete instructions for the making of successful electrical timepieces, synchronised clocks systems, and chiming mechanism. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K202 - Y1)

Price: 10.00

Marshall (P. & Co.): Electric Clocks and Chimes
O/P. 159 pages, illustrated, first edition, circa 1921. This is "A practical handbook giving complete instructions for the making of successful electrical timepieces, synchronised clocks systems, and chiming mechanism". A good copy, stiff card covers. This is an original, not a modern reprint. (Ref: K4812 - CR10)

Price: 15.00

Miles (R.H.A.) (Translator): The Bulle-Clock of Favre-Bulle, a Practical Manual

Miles (R.H.A.) (Translator): The Bulle-Clock of Favre-Bulle, a Practical Manual
O/P. 55 pages, illus., reprinted 2012. An English translation of a practical manual published by Favre-Bulle circa 1929. The book describes the design principles of the Bulle electric clock and the practical aspects of checking, testing and adjusting the movement and the electrical circuit. If you have the clock, you need the book! Soft covers. (Ref: N213)

Price: 20.00
Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks
NEW. [98 pages], illustrated, 2007. This book published by the AHS's Electrical Horology Group is an English translation of several original French product catalogues, installation and set up notes, and a fault-finding guide. The catalogues cover a wide range of Brillié clocks and the notes on operation, installation and fault finding will be of use to restorers. Soft covers. (Ref: N1427)
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Price: 15.00
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

Muse International D'Horlogerie: Chronatome de LHorlogerie Electrique a LElectronique
O/P. 56 pages, illus., 1978. A history of the growth of the electric and electronic watch and clock industry in Switzerland. Very good copy. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3096 - BX15)

Price: 15.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 215 pages, 153 figs., 1st edition, 1933. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy. (Ref: K2813 - R1)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 214 pages, 151 figs., 2nd edition, 1935. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy. (Ref: K2228 - Z2)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 214 pages, 152 figs., 3rd edition, reprinted 1945. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A good copy. (Ref: K3243 - W1)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 228 pages, 169 figs., 4th and best edition, 1949. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4378 - G5)

Price: 60.00

Reynolds (C.F.): The Great George Liver Clock on the Royal Liver Friendly Society Building Liverpool

Reynolds (C.F.): The Great George Liver Clock on the Royal Liver Friendly Society Building Liverpool
NEW. 61 pages, 44 illustrations, 2007. A history of the design, manufacture and installation of the Liver clock supplied by Gent's of Leicester. This electrically driven 'waiting train' clock, installed in 1911 has four dials, each 25 feet in diameter, on two towers. The electro-mechanical chiming system was installed in 1954. Card covers. (Ref: N2079)

Price: 17.50

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Clocks, Their Repair and Maintenance
O/P. 193 pages, 148 figures, 2nd edition, 1943. A book about clock movements produced in the 1920's and 30's with good information on electric clocks and movements of the period. The book has a chapter of drawings of electric and clockwork driven clock movements in production in 1939. Good copy, no dust jacket. (Ref: K782 - C2)

Price: 10.00

Rondeau (R.): The Watch of the Future - The Story of the Hamilton Electric Watch

Rondeau (R.): The Watch of the Future - The Story of the Hamilton Electric Watch
O/P. 182 pages, illustrated, 3rd edition, 1999. A detailed history of the world's first battery powered wristwatch from its introduction in 1957 to the end of production in 1969. All the models produced are described in detail and there are sections on collecting and repairing the Hamilton 'electrics'. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K4949 - C1)
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Price: 42.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 5 Part 2 only
O/P. 365 pages, 345 illustrations, 8 plates, no date [ 1915 ]. Although the title of the book is as stated above, this work is by Gustav Krumm with the title Die Electrischen Uhren. An early work on electric clocks and watches, of interest to today's enthusiasts. Good copy, boards a little loose. [German language] (Ref: K3370 - X2)

Price: 40.00

[Seltrin]: Fundamentals of Electronic Watches
O/P. 129 pages, figures, no date. A useful guide for those who wish to understand the principles and technology of quartz analog and digital watches. A good copy, card covers now marked. (Ref: K2547 - G5)

Price: 5.00

Shepherd (C.): On the Application of Electro-Magnetism as a Motor for Clocks
O/P. Frontis., 23 pages, 6 figs., reprinted 1989. A reprint of the original paper by Charles Shepherd, a London chronometer maker, first published in 1851. Reprinted in an issue of Timepiece Journal. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4768 - BX10)

Price: 15.00


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