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McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England

McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England
NEW. 368 pages, 300 illus., 1 map, 2002. A very detailed study of makers in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. As well as the biographical details of makers there are sections on Uttoxeter case makers, Newcastle-under-Lyme movement makers, sources of parts and materials as well as Birmingham dial makers and dial painters. This is an excellent book and well worth buying. With dust jacket. (Ref: N206)

Price: 35.00
Mehltretter (J.M.): Patek Philippe: Cult Object and Investment

Mehltretter (J.M.): Patek Philippe: Cult Object and Investment
NEW. 256 pages, 1st English language edition, 218 illustrations, 2012. Written for the serious collector and investor this book illustrates and describes in great detail 90 different Patek Philippe classic wristwatches from 1935 to the 1980's. As well as a brief history of the firm, the book has useful chapters on how to assess and how to purchase a vintage watch, plus notes on professional refurbishment. The final section is a detailed list of reference numbers with commentary of all models from the 1930's to the 1980's. With dust jacket.

* Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book *

(Ref: N2807)

Price: 100.00
Mennim (E.): Transit Circle: The Story of William Simms 1793 - 1860

Mennim (E.): Transit Circle: The Story of William Simms 1793 - 1860
NEW. 303 pages, illus., no date. A biography of William Simms senior who entered into partnership with Edward Troughton in 1826. Troughton & Simms made all kinds of scientific instruments but are best remembered for their optical instruments which were sold to observatories around the world. Soft covers. (Ref: N399)

Price: 9.50
Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology

Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology
NEW. 249 pages, figures, originally published in 1966 this is the recent paperback reprint. An interesting work on thermometers and thermometer scales and also a learned tome for weather buffs. Paperback. (Ref: N1801)

Price: 18.00
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: 20.00
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)

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, 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
Millburn (J.R.): Adams of Fleet Street - Instrument Makers to King George III

Millburn (J.R.): Adams of Fleet Street - Instrument Makers to King George III
NEW. 420 pages, illustrated, 2000. An excellent study of the scientific instrument business founded by George Adams in 1734 and continued by his sons George junior and Dudley until 1817. Adams made some of the finest instruments of the 18th century and wrote several technical books. This book reproduces several catalogues by Adams and has a detailed list of publications by the family. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1373)

Price: 80.00
Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks

Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks
NEW. 304 pages, 721 colour illustrations, 2012. A well illustrated new book about the rarer and more unusual Black Forest clocks - small or musical or with automata or with other complications. The appendices of the book are a reprint of various important original catalogues produced by Black Forest casemakers (including carvers) and clockmakers, including Johann Baptist Beha. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2719)

Price: 85.00
Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798

Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798
NEW. [13 pages], 3 figs., 1997. Useful information about Liverpool watch case makers and their marks, first published in Antiquarian Horology. Card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £1.00 *

(Ref: N1357)

Price: 1.00
[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks

[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks
NEW. 49 pages, illustrated, facsimile reprint, 2015. A facsimile of a John Moore & Sons Catalogue, with an introduction by Chris McKay, originally published circa 1877. The catalogue includes lists of turret clocks made by the company, sold in Britain and overseas. (Ref: N3829)

Price: 10.00
Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen

Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen
NEW. 160 pages, 14 plates, 1998. This well researched book includes York watch and clock makers who may also have worked in gold and silver. Each entry includes dates, addresses and family details where known. Card covers. (Ref: N695)

Price: 10.00
Mtzlitz (H.): A. Lange & Shne Highlights

Mtzlitz (H.): A. Lange & Shne Highlights
NEW. 95 pages, 120 colour illustrations, 2010. A history of this famous firm, founded in 1845 and, since 1990, again a premier maker of mechanical wristwatches. The book documents the wristwatches produced since 1994 including the Lange 1, 1815, Arkade and Cabaret models. [Text in English and German] (Ref: P2272)

Price: 12.95
Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments

Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments
NEW. 176 pages, reprint of a book first published in 1864. A detailed work describing the principles and construction of barometers, hygrometers, rain guages, anemometers, ozonometers and other meteorological instruments. Paperback. (Ref: N224)

Price: 7.95
[Nicole, Nielsen & Co., Ltd]: High-Class English Watches

[Nicole, Nielsen & Co., Ltd]: High-Class English Watches
NEW. 33 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 350 copies, 2002. A reprint of a Nicole, Nielson catalogue of circa 1910 illustrating many different pocket watches and their prices. Nicole, Nielsen & Co. made high quality watches for Dent and Frodsham amongst others. Card covers. (Ref: N5166)

Price: 15.00
Niehser (E.): French Bronze Clocks, 1700  - 1830  - A Study of Figural Images

Niehser (E.): French Bronze Clocks, 1700 - 1830 - A Study of Figural Images
NEW. 267 pages, well illustrated in colour and black and white, 1999. An interesting book showing clocks with bronze figures, with the symbolism of each one explained - Gods, Heroes and Muses, Cupid and Venus, Noble Savages and Genre Scenes. The book also has a directory of 1365 documented French bronze clocks with references to the literature where more information can be found. A very useful book if you want to research your clock. With dust jacket. (Ref: N397)

Price: 81.99
Nye (J.): Clockmaking on Lothbury: Craft, Community and Conflict in Pre-Fire London

Nye (J.): Clockmaking on Lothbury: Craft, Community and Conflict in Pre-Fire London
O/P. 149 pages, 14 illustrations, 2023. Lothbury, a short street in the City of London, was home to several clockmakers, metal founders and other trades. This is a detailed study of the life and times of the street's most famous lantern clockmakers, from about 1630 to 1670, including where on the street they lived, their apprentices and their network of contacts in the local community. A wealth of information about early clockmaking in London, of interest to all those interested in early lantern clocks or those fortunate enough to own one. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5240)

Price: 26.00
Ogle (V.): The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950

Ogle (V.): The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950
NEW. 260 pages, 2015. Improvements in communications and speed of travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries meant that previously small discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. This book chronicles the struggle to standardize clock times and calendars and to establish international standards. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4172)

Price: 32.95
Ohlson (O.): Helpful information for Watchmakers

Ohlson (O.): Helpful information for Watchmakers
NEW. 95 pages, illus., the 2000 reprint of a book first published circa 1910. An interesting booklet published by the Waltham Watch Company to assist repairers of Waltham watches. Card covers. (Ref: N1186)

Price: 9.50
Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Box - A Guide for Collectors Including a Guide to Values

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Box - A Guide for Collectors Including a Guide to Values
NEW. 343 pages, 330 plates, 78 figs, 1995. This is the most recent and best of Ord-Hume's books on musical boxes and is the definitive history of mechanical music, its instruments and their development and technology. The book illustrates the various types of mechanism and includes patents, makers' trade marks and tune sheets. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1653)

Price: 66.50

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