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Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks
O/P. 18 pages, 19 figs., 1971. A useful introduction to electrical horology, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3420 - BX9)

Price: 12.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Andrade (J.):  Chronomtrie

Andrade (J.): Chronomtrie
O/P. 382 pages, 193 figs., 1908. The history of horology with the emphasis on the theory of mechanical and electrical timepieces. A good copy. Card covers a bit worn. [French language] (Ref: K3167 - J1)
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Price: 85.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, number 164 of 300 numbered hardback copies, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, bound in green cloth. [French language] (Ref: K1237 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A good copy but bottom 2 inches of spine split, binding a bit loose, wear to corners. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3655 - Z3)

Price: 55.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illus., facsimile reprint, 1989. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, spine faded. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K1334 - T1)

Price: 70.00

Berner (G.A.): L'Horloger-Electricien
O/P. 204 pages + adverts, 77 figs., 2nd edition, 1926. A Swiss treatise on electrical horology, including a list of relevant Swiss patents from 1889 to 1924. A good copy, now nicely bound in blue buckram with original card covers bound in. [French language] (Ref: K4737 - M2)

Price: 30.00

Boullin (D.J.): Radio Time (7 issues)
O/P. Issues #1 to #6, and #8 (August 1989 to spring 1992). This journal was published with 3 issues per year and was originally a newsletter about radio-controlled clocks and watches, but the scope widened to include the history and development of clocks and watches regulated by time signals broadcast by radio, including time distribution by electric clock systems. All in very good condition, soft covers as issued. (Ref: K4797 - N3)

Price: 7.00

British Standard Code Of Practice: Impulse Clock and Timing Systems CP 327.403 (1952)
O/P. 36 pages, 1952. The British Standard Code of Practice, of use in the days when distributed time systems were still being installed. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4790 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

[Christie's]: Important Clocks, Watches and Marine Chronometers
O/P. 418 lots,most illustrated in colour, with a good section of 37 electric clocks including examples by Alexander Bain, William Hamilton Shortt, James Ritchie and Paul Garnier.The mechanical clocks included a rare binnacle timekeeper by Morris Tobias, an astronomical chronometer timepiece by George Margetts and an observatory regulator by Reid & Auld of Edinburgh. Good copy, card covers. [Sale @ King Street, London 25/11/1998] (Ref: A72)

Price: 8.00

Creese (H. & Co.): The Electro-Gravity Clock Wheel
O/P. 16 pages, figs., no date. A small sales brochure advertising H. Creese & Co.'s patented method of using an electro-gravity clock wheel to drive existing clocks instead of weights or a spring. As the brochure states Why buy electric clocks when you can have your own electrified at a very small cost. The UK patent is dated 1909 so this brochure must date from the 1910's. Good copy, one page torn and repaired, paper covers now worn. (Ref: K4753 - BX10)

Price: 20.00

Crum (E.G.) & Keller (W.F.): 150 Years of Electric Horology
O/P. 101 pages, illustrated, 1992. A book produced for a NAWCC exhibit, with details of a wide variety of electric clocks from Alexander Bain to the atomic clock era, plus a few watches. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2737 - TC5)

Price: 15.00

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey:  L'aventure de la montre  quartz

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
NEW. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. Still in publishers shrink wrap. [French language] (Ref: N2856)

Price: 60.00

Fried (H.B.): Repairing Quartz Watches
O/P. 242 pages, lots of figures, 1st edition, 1983. An excellent guide to the repair of quartz watches by an expert, the book includes a basic course in electricity and electronic horology. A good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K1136 - F4)

Price: 40.00

Fried (H.B.): The Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 216 pages, figs., 1st edition, 1965. The book's subtitle - A complete Manual on the Repair of Electric Watches and Battery driven Clocks - describes the book well. Good copy, the card covers a little worn. (Ref: K2888 - CR10)

Price: 30.00

[Gents']: Controlled Electric Clock System
O/P. 35 pages, illustrated, 1954. A publicity brochure by Gents' of Leicester for their "Pul-syn-etic" Controlled Electric Clock System. The booklet includes the master clock, slave equipment, wall clocks, time recorders, programme instruments, sound signals, current supply equipment, planning the installation, tower clocks, and a list of notable users of the system. A fine copy of a rare item. Card covers. (Ref: K4788 - BX3)

Price: 50.00

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks
NEW. 28 pages, illustrated, 2005. A reprint of the 1907 Gents of Leicester catalogue for their electric impulse clocks. The catalogue has illustrations and prices of master clocks and slaves for domestic, factory and external use. Card covers. (Ref: N795)

Price: 10.00

Girard-Perregaux S.A.: Quartz - Answers to Customer's Questions
O/P. 4 pages, illustrated, 1973. A publicity leaflet about the GP Quartz wristwatch and its amazing accuracy. The watch had great success in the 1972 Neuchatel Observatory Chronometric Wristwatch Contest. A very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4824 - BX9)

Price: 2.00

Hackmann (W.D.) editor: Alexander Bain's Short History of the Electric Clock (1852)
O/P. 31 pages, illustrated, 1973. A reprint of Bain's famous pamphlet about his clocks together with an introduction and commentary by Hackmann. The book includes a list of 7 Bain clocks in British museums. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3459 - BX7)

Price: 16.00


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