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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. (Ref: N2270)
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Price: 15.00
[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Domestic Clocks

[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Domestic Clocks
NEW. 290 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 2008. A brief history of the origins of Smiths Industries and their domestic clock making activities which started in 1931 and ceased in 1979. Smiths owned several companies and trade marks so Smiths English Clocks Ltd, the Enfield Clock Company, 'Astral' and 'Empire' are just a few of the names mentioned. The book also contains a picture gallery of over 2150 different clocks and timers produced by Smiths. A lot of clocks, but they were England's largest manufacturer of clocks at the time! Card covers. (Ref: N1918)

Price: 25.00
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)
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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)
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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)
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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: 45.00

Touchet (P.): A Practical Manual of Electric and Electronic Horology
O/P. 58 pages, figs., English language edition, 1964. 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. This edition has additional chapters on the AR and AV Movements and Practical Service Hints. A good copy, card covers a little worn and faded. (Ref: K4421 - E3)

Price: 45.00

Trueb (L.F.), Ramm (G.) & Wenzig (P.): Electrifying the Wristwatch

Trueb (L.F.), Ramm (G.) & Wenzig (P.): Electrifying the Wristwatch
NEW. 320 pages, 580 illustrations, 2013. The first part of the book is about electrical clocks and watches made between 1840 and 1970, including frequency standards and the first quartz clocks. The second part charts the development of quartz wristwatches around the world, a technical revolution which decimated the mechanical watch industry. This is a well researched book giving a detailed account of the technical developments, illustrated with lots of photographs of watches and watch movements. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3440)
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Price: 95.99

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)
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Price: 19.95

Way (R.B.): How to Make an Electric Clock
O/P. 53 pages, illus., reprinted 1976. First published in 1946, this book describes the construction of a simple electric clock. A very good copy, now nicely bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. (Ref: K4057 - P1)

Price: 12.00

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 good copy (front free end paper now missing) with good dust jacket. (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: 35.00


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