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Harrison (P.): Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Co. Ltd. England. 1912 - 1964

Harrison (P.): Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Co. Ltd. England. 1912 - 1964
O/P. 59 pages + 20 pages illustrating the Gledhill-Brook product range, signed by author, 1991. A detailed study of the Gledhill-Brook Company who produced over 50,000 time recorders for commercial use. This was the first in a planned series of papers on the early history and development of industrial time recorders, I think only two were published. Only 500 copies of this book were printed so it is now scarce. A fine, copy, card covers. (Ref: K1581 - Z1)
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Price: 45.00

Hayton (S.): Lowne : Lowne: A Family Business in Finchley, Lewisham and Lee
O/P. 23 pages, 6 illustrations, 2007. Robert Mann Lowne and his descendants ran a family business for almost 80 years. The first business was the Lowne Electric Clock and Appliance Company founded in 1904. This paper is contained in an issue of the Lewisham History Journal. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4765 - BX11)

Price: 10.00

Hope-Jones (F.): Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 279 pages, 9 plates, 125 figs., facsimile reprint of 2nd edition, 1976. One of the classic works on the subject by an acknowledged expert. Good copy with good dj. Page edges a little dust stained. (Ref: K1032 - H5)

Price: 40.00

Hope-Jones (F.): Electric Clocks
O/P. 261 pages, 127 figs., [ 1931 ]. This is by far the rarest of Hope-Jones's publications and has never been reprinted. The book describes the various types of electric clock mechanism starting with Alexander Bain and describing developments up to the time the book was published. An interesting copy as it has a few stamps on the end papers, dated 29 April 1931, showing that it was originally owned by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, Signal and Telegraph Engineer's Office, Derby. A good copy, cloth now a little worn to edges and corners. (Ref: K659 - M1)

Price: 95.00

Jaz S.A.: Jaz Electronic et Quartz Montres
O/P. 16 pages, illustrated, 1975. A catalogue of wristwatch electronic and quartz movement calibres available from the French manufacturer Jaz S.A. Very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K4826 - BX8)

Price: 5.00

Junghans: Collection '88
O/P. 82 pages, illustrated, 1988. A catalogue of quartz clocks and watches for the British market, manufactured by Junghans Uhren GmbH. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4827 - E3)

Price: 5.00

Krug (G.): Elektrische Uhren spezialwissen fr die berufsbildung
O/P. 184 pages, illus., 1970. A technical book on the theory of electrical circuits, batteries, etc., as used in electric clocks. [German language] (Ref: K3114 - J1)

Price: 15.00

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 - CR1)

Price: 15.00

Metac Electronics & Time Centres: The Digital Watch Survey June 1980
O/P. 36 pages, figs., 1980. An introductory guide to the technical theory of digital watches and how they work, with buyers guide. Historically interesting as digital watches were new back then! Card covers. (Ref: K3711 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

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: 22.00
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, 2019. 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: N4886)
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Price: 39.50

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: 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


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