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Beeson (C.F.C.):  Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
NEW. 212 pages, 34 plates, portrait, folding map, 3rd edition, 1989. This is a reprint of the second edition with a new introduction by A.V. Simcock and a new enlarged index which contains some additional information about the clockmakers. This book is essential reading if you are interested in the clocks and clockmakers of this county. Card covers. (Ref: N28)

Price: 20.00
Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the store room. Card covers.

* Was £4.50, now on special offer at £1.00 *

(Ref: N2819)

Price: 1.00
Bergmann (S.): Comtoise-Uhren

Bergmann (S.): Comtoise-Uhren
NEW. 480 pages, 430 colour illustrations, 2005. An excellent new book, superbly illustrated, about Comtoise clocks (also known as Morbier and Morez clocks) which were produced in the Franche Comté region of France for about 230 years. The book concentrates on the movements and dials, not the cases, and should enable enthusiasts to date their clocks to within a few years. This is the first new book on the Comtoise for many years and even if you do not read German, it's worth having for the illustrations alone. With dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: N989)

Price: 85.00
Blackwell (D.J.):

Blackwell (D.J.): "Vienna Regulators" of Lenzkirch and Lorenz Bob ca. 1870
NEW. 144 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1990. A reprint of the oldest known Lenzkirch catalogue illustrations together with those from a Lorenz Bob catalogue of similar date. This edition has an additional 24 pages showing many early Lenzkirch models not found in the 1870's catalogue. The book includes an introduction, historical essay and suggestions for the care of Vienna regulators, by the author. Soft covers. (Ref: N619)

Price: 10.00
Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers

Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers
NEW. 207 pages, illus., 2005. An excellent book, the first to have any detailed information about this county. The major part of the book is an alphabetic listing of makers, their journeymen and apprentices together with detailed descriptions of some notable clocks. There is also a listing of makers by town and a listing of church clocks in the county. With dust jacket. (Ref: N699)

Price: 25.00
Bray (S.): Milling

Bray (S.): Milling
NEW. 176 pages, well illustrated, 2011. A good guide to buying and setting up a milling machine, using the milling table, holding the work, cutters and cutter holding, cutting fluids, division etc. The paperback edition, card covers. (Ref: N3186)

Price: 14.99
Brown (P.):  The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks (boxed)

Brown (P.): The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks
NEW. 152 pages, 119 colour and 71 b&w illustrations, 1987. A good catalogue of the Terry collection, now owned by the York Civic Trust and on public display at Fairfax House, York. The collection includes barometers by Quare, Hallifax of Doncaster and Agar of York. The clocks include fine examples by Edward East, Joseph Knibb, Henry Jones, Tompion, Quare, Windmills, George Graham and Robert Anderson of Liverpool. The hardback edition, with dust jacket, all still in publisher's original cardboard box. (Ref: N2806)

Price: 19.50

Brown (P.): The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks
NEW. 152 pages, 119 colour and 71 b&w illustrations, 1987. A good catalogue of the Terry collection, now owned by the York Civic Trust and on public display at Fairfax House, York. The collection includes barometers by Quare, Hallifax of Doncaster and Agar of York. The clocks include fine examples by Edward East, Joseph Knibb, Henry Jones, Tompion, Quare, Windmills, George Graham and Robert Anderson of Liverpool. The hardback edition, with dust jacket. (Ref: N2917)

Price: 17.50

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide
NEW. 186 pages, 484 photographs, 6th edition, 2009. A useful handbook with historical information, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, information on their preservation, care and repair, as well as a chapter on fakes and hybrids. A good popular introduction to the subject, with a section on Swatch watches. Card covers. (Ref: N1888)

Price: 17.99
Bundock (M.): Margate Clock Tower

Bundock (M.): Margate Clock Tower
NEW. 46 pages, illustrated, 2013. The clock tower was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1877 and has a 3-train clock by William Potts & Sons of Leeds. Unusually, the top of the tower has a Time Ball which is currently being restored to working order. An interesting history. Card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: N3418)

Price: 2.00
Caudine (A.): La Grande Horloge - La Comtoise au XIXe Sicle

Caudine (A.): La Grande Horloge - La Comtoise au XIXe Sicle
NEW. 271 pages, over 700 illustrations, 2nd edition, 2006. A detailed study of the evolution and characteristics of the Comtoise clock in the 19th century. Case design, construction, and decoration is covered in great detail, as is the development of dials and dial surrounds. With dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: N2720)

Price: 47.50
Chayette (H.), Sabrier (J.-C.) & Turner (A.): Breguet chez Chayette

Chayette (H.), Sabrier (J.-C.) & Turner (A.): Breguet chez Chayette
NEW. 184 pages, 130 illustrations, 2010. Written to celebrate 30 years involvement in horology, this book is a record of all the works by Breguet offered in the Chayette auctions. The book also has three essays by the authors -Thirty Years of Horology; Loss and Preservation of the Breguet Archives; Breguet, A 'Marketing' Man. Card covers. [Essays in English and French language, the catalogue of items sold in French language only] (Ref: N2431)

Price: 35.00
Claterbos (F.H. Van W.): Viennese Clockmakers and What They Left Us

Claterbos (F.H. Van W.): Viennese Clockmakers and What They Left Us
NEW. 336 pages, 82 figures, 1979. The first 112 pages chart the development of Viennese clocks from 1683 to 1848, including the Empire, Biedermeier and Neo-classical periods. The remainder is a very useful and detailed list of Viennese clockmakers not available elsewhere. The book also has a German-English dictionary of clockmaking terms. With dust jacket. (Ref: N469)

Price: 49.50
Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches
NEW. 320 pages, over 600 illustrations, reprinted 2022. The long awaited reprint of the third and best edition of Clutton & Daniels' important illustrated reference work on the general history of the watch from 1500 to 1980, with a new forward by Jonathan Betts. The illustrations and technical assessment of the principal escapements are especially useful. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5191)

Price: 95.00
Collins (P.R.): Aneroid Barometers and Their Restoration

Collins (P.R.): Aneroid Barometers and Their Restoration
NEW. 212 pages, illus., 1998. A very comprehensive book on pocket and wall mounted aneroid barometers from their beginnings in 1844 to the late 20th century. The book includes information on the Bourdon and Vidi designs as well as altimeter and surveying variants. With dust jacket. (Ref: N79)

Price: 18.95
Collins (P.R.): Barographs

Collins (P.R.): Barographs
NEW. 174 pages, illustrated, second edition, 2021. The author traces the development of the barograph from the earliest recording devices through their heyday in the Victorian period to the instrument we know today. This well researched book will help readers to understand and appreciate the wide range of barographs still available and assist in dating them. This new edition is 28 pages longer than the long out of print first edition and has a lot more information about maintenance and repair as well as bellows, nibs, charts and ink. Paperback. (Ref: N5082)

Price: 12.95
Collins (P.R.): Bizarre Barometers and Other Unusual Weather Forecasters

Collins (P.R.): Bizarre Barometers and Other Unusual Weather Forecasters
NEW. 103 pages, illustrated, 2004. A fascinating collection of strange weather instruments including the weather glass, the shark oil barometer, the weather house, the Tempest Prognosticator, the use of frogs, and many, many more!! Card covers. (Ref: N429)

Price: 7.95
Collins (P.R.): Care and Restoration of Barometers

Collins (P.R.): Care and Restoration of Barometers
NEW. 152 pages, 175 illustrations, 2nd edition, 2016. A much enlarged, and very useful book on the repair and restoration of barometers (stick and wheel) from dismantling, refurbishing the case and refilling of the tube with mercury. The book also gives advice on aneroid barometers, barographs and the general handling and maintenance of barometers. Written by an experienced restorer. Soft covers. (Ref: N4157)

Price: 9.95
Collins (P.R.): FitzRoy and his Barometers

Collins (P.R.): FitzRoy and his Barometers
NEW. 144 pages, illustrated, 2007. An interesting book about Robert FitzRoy, Captain of HMS Beagle during the famous voyage with Charles Darwin, and in later life a passionate advocate of the use of the barometer to reduce fatalities at sea. The book concentrates on FitzRoy's contribution to meteorology and the barometer which bears his name. Card covers. (Ref: N1497)

Price: 9.95
Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke (1st edition)

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
NEW. 212 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1st edition, 2004. A good book about pocket sundials of all types with detailed explanations of how to use them. The book has useful appendices on caring for dials, fakes, magnetic deviation and museums with sundial collections. In case you are wondering 'he drew a dial from his poke' is a quotation from Shakespeare. With dust jacket. New copies, found in box at back of storeroom. (Ref: N417)

Price: 27.00

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