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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 - Synchronome clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5167)

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]

* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.50 *

(Ref: K3096 - BX15)

Price: 4.50

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: 50.00

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: 50.00

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, 1942. 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

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: 20.00

Smith (B.): The Synchronome Company

Smith (B.): The Synchronome Company
NEW. 48 pages, 90 illustrations, 2010. A history of the Synchronome Company from its beginnings in the early 20th century up to recent times. The book will be useful to collectors in identifying, dating and setting up their clocks. The illustrations show the company's large product range. Card covers.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *

(Ref: N2270)

Price: 10.00

Smiths: Sectric' Clocks
O/P. 8 pages, illustrated, 1962. A publicity brochure for the range of Smiths 'Sectric' clocks designed for domestic rooms. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K5181 - BX7)

Price: 4.00

Standard Electric Time Co.: Standard Electric Time Systems - Catalogue 33

Standard Electric Time Co.: Standard Electric Time Systems - Catalogue 33
NEW. 64 pages, illustrated, 1994. This is a reprint of a catalogue issued circa 1914 by The Standard Electric Time Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. The company made electric master and slave clocks systems for public buildings, industry and commerce. Card covers. (Ref: N1805)

Price: 9.00
Synchronome: Printed Summer Time Label (1944)

Synchronome: Printed Summer Time Label
O/P. A printed card used by The Synchromome Co. Ltd to remind clock owners to advance their master clock by one hour so as to show Summer Time. The printed card measures 8.2 x 2.8 inches (20.8 x 7.3 cm) and was for use on April 2nd 1944. An interesting piece of ephemera, good condition.
(Ref: PH7)

Price: 25.00
Synchronome: Printed Summer Time Label (1945)

Synchronome: Printed Summer Time Label
O/P. A printed card used by The Synchromome Co. Ltd to remind clock owners to advance their master clock by one hour so as to show Summer Time. The printed card measures 8.2 x 2.8 inches (20.8 x 7.3 cm) and was for use on April 2nd 1945. An interesting piece of ephemera, now stained, with some loss to edges and a small tear.
(Ref: PH8)

Price: 15.00
Synchronome Syndicate Ltd: Some Applications of the

Synchronome Syndicate Ltd: Some Applications of the "Synchronome" System of Electric Time Service with Opinions Thereon
O/P. 19 pages, illustrated, circa 1900. A marketing brochure for the Synchronome System, with examples of its use in banks, office, schools, hotels and private houses. A very good copy of a very rare booklet, the only one I have ever seen. (Ref: K4890 - BX7)

Price: 95.00

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: 35.00

Vraa (M.) & Tornvig (B.): Manden I Uret
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1994. The Man in the Clock: Jan Hermansen looks after the clock and its bells in Copenhagen Town Hall. The quarter striking turret clock in the tower, with 4 dials, is driven by an electric motor and controlled by a master clock on the ground floor. A good copy. [Danish language, sold with English typewritten translation] (Ref: K4814 - R2)

Price: 10.00

Watters (M.): Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair

Watters (M.): Mechanical and Quartz Watch Repair
NEW. 160 pages, 180 figures, 1999. After a chapter on tools and techniques the author explains how to clean a typical lever watch, the overhaul of a chronograph and discusses the working of various escapements and the use of the timing machine. A chapter on basic electricity and magnetism is followed by chapters on quartz watch repair, liquid crystal displays servicing a 5 motor chronograph and the Seiko Kinetic. With dust jacket. (Ref: N504)

Price: 19.95

Weaver (J. D.): Electrical & Electronic Clocks & Watches
O/P. 233 pages, figs., 1982. A complete technical survey of electrical and electronic timekeeping from the first experiments to the atomic clock. This book is not easy to find and is always in demand by enthusiasts of electrical horology. A very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K1590 - H2)

Price: 40.00

Wise (S.J.): Electric Clocks
O/P. 144 pages, 6 pages of adverts, 137 figures, 1st edition, 1948. This book covers 3 types of electric clocks: those in which a pendulum or balance is moved directly by the electrical impulse, those where the driving force is electrically rewound and those with a/c synchronous motors. The sub-title says it all: Principles, Construction, Operation, Installation and Repair of Mains and Battery-operated Clocks for Domestic and Industrial Purposes. A good copy, cloth on front board wrinkled, poor dust jacket. (Ref: K668 - D2)

Price: 30.00


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