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Abell (S.G.), Leggatt (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 74 pages, 2nd edition, 1970. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy. (Ref: K2628 - F7)

Price: 40.00

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines
NEW. [24 pages], 35 figs., 1994. An important paper, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, on 18th century fusee engines including those by John Wyke of Liverpool. Card covers. (Ref: N1791)
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Price: 5.00

Baker (P.H.J.) & Law (R.J.): The English Watchmaker's Mandrel - its Origins and Development
O/P. [24 pages], illustrated, signed by Rodney Law, 1999. Two excellent articles, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, about the watchmaker's mandrel - a specialised form of faceplate lathe used in the manufacture and repair of watches until the advent of the machine-made watch. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2244 - BX4)

Price: 15.00

[Blakiston & Co.]: Wholesale Price List for Watch and Clock Makers, Jewellers, Opticians and Model makers
O/P. 31 pages, no date. A tools and materials wholesale price list including prices for watch repairs - e.g. new balance staffs from 5 shillings. The list includes the following statement: "Do not send cheap pin pallet or American Clocks, or cheap pin pallet Watches for repair. They are not worth doing" Blakiston & Co. were based in Ainsdale, near Southport and the booklet dates from the 1930's. Rare. Card covers worn and creased. (Ref: K3222 - BX16)

Price: 25.00

Bradley (I.): A History of Machine Tools
O/P. 224 pages, illustrated, 1972. An interesting book on the history of lathes, milling, planing and shaping machines, drilling machines and sawing machines. A very good copy. (Ref: K4168 - S1)

Price: 20.00

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900
O/P. 150 pages, 142 figs., 3rd impression, 1982. A well researched and comprehensive study of English, European and American wheel cutting engines. The book includes engines for cutting clock and watch wheels. A very good copy of the hardback edition. (Ref: K347 - A3)
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Price: 75.00

[Daoust (R.)]: British Made Goods for the Watchmaker and Jeweller
O/P. 71 pages, illustrated, no date. A catalogue, dating from the 1960's, of tools and parts for watchmakers, clockmakers and jewellers. Daoust were located in Great Sutton Street, London. A clean copy, paper covers now worn. (Ref: K2953 - BX14)

Price: 10.00

Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonn des Sciences, des Arts et des Mtiers, .. - Horlogerie

Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonn des Sciences, des Arts et des Mtiers, .. - Horlogerie
O/P. 25 pages + 64 plates, 1765. A complete set of the plates and associated text of the horology section, extracted from the famous encyclopaedia by Diderot & D'Alembert first published in Paris in 1765, page size 15¼ x 10 inches (38.7 x 25.4 cm). It is rare to find a full set of original plates together with the explanatory text in such fine condition. The text pages are generally in very good condition with light foxing and a few stains in the margins, the first page is very discoloured with several stains (not affecting legibility of text). The plates are in fine condition, undamaged and generally very clean and bright with minor dust staining to outer margins and virtually no foxing. The plates and text are in a good early 20th century binding with cloth spine and paper covered boards, corners bumped and boards a little marked. [French language]

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(Ref: K4252 - CR10)
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Price: 575.00

Gray (E.) & Son Ltd: Tools and Materials
O/P. 53 pages, illus., 1972. A tools and materials catalogue for jewellers, instrument makers, art metal workers and school metal workshops. A good copy, card covers a little marked. (Ref: K3064 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

Hill (C.W.): The Design of Toothed Gear
O/P. 60 pages, 17 illustrations, 1918. A detailed theoretical approach to the design of gear teeth with formulae for the strength of teeth and efficiency of power transmission. Written for gears in heavy machinery, some horologists like the theoretical approach. A good copy, stiff card covers. (Ref: K2895 - Y1)

Price: 18.00

Hirst Brothers & Co.: The Fourth "Wide-Awake" Catalogue of Tools and Materials for Watchmakers, Clockmakers, Jewellers and Opticians
O/P. 456 pages, not dated, but probably circa 1920. A well know catalogue of great historical interest. Title page and pages 59/60 & 399/400 missing, otherwise complete but with 30 or 40 loose pages, the loose pages only very worn to edges and some with tears. The binding is very loose and the cloth covered boards are very worn the cloth split on most edges, spine missing. A fair copy, worth rebinding. (Ref: K149 - CR10)

Price: 50.00

[Japy]: 17 mars 1799 Brevet d'invention de cinq ans, Pour diverses machines d'horlogerie, Au sieur Frdric Japy, de Beaucourt, Haut Rhin
O/P. [11 pages, 4 folding pates], number 028 of 200 copies, reprinted 1973. The Brevet (patent), valid for 5 years, was for ten horological tools including a wheel cutting engine, drilling machine, machine to cut rolled brass sheet, a lathe for turning fusees, barrels etc., etc. The plates are beautifully drawn and show some fine tools. A fine copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2636 - BX2)

Price: 60.00

Jendritzki (H.): The Watchmaker and his Lathe

Jendritzki (H.): The Watchmaker and his Lathe
NEW. 86 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2018. An excellent book for those who wish to learn how to use a lathe and its accessories, as well as how to sharpen the tools required. Card covers. (Ref: N4375)
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Price: 32.00

Lukin (J.): Turning for Amateurs: being descriptions of the lathe and its attachments and tools
O/P. 204 pages, 144 figs., 3rd edition, no date. Published circa 1895 this claims to have 'minute instructions for their effective use on wood, metal, ivory, and other materials'. A good copy, still in original Victorian binding, cloth a little worn. (Ref: K1592 - E2)

Price: 20.00

[Lukin (J.)]: The Amateur Mechanic's Workshop
O/P. 148 pages, 2 folding plates, 168 figures, 7th edition, 1888. A treatise containing plain and concise directions for the manipulation of wood and metals including casting, forging, brazing, soldering and carpentry. A good copy (4cm split to cloth on spine). (Ref: K3500 - X2)

Price: 20.00

Nicolet (J.-C.): From Hand to Machine

Nicolet (J.-C.): From Hand to Machine
NEW. 110 pages, 48 colour plates, 53 figs., no date. The English language edition of a book which describes the introduction of tools such as fusee engines, pinion cutters etc., which started the mechanisation of the horological industry. 48 tools from the collection of the Musée International d'Horlogerie are well described and illustrated with excellent photographs. With card slipcase. (Ref: N1812)

Price: 50.00

Picard (Henri) & Frere: A Catalogue of Tools, Materials and Production Aids for Watchmakers, Jewellers and the Electronics Industry
O/P. 46 pages, illustrated, no date. A tools and materials catalogue for this well known London firm, published in the late 1970's. Good condition, card covers. (Ref: K3431 - G4)

Price: 4.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: British Made Goods for the Horological, Scientific and Electronic Industries
O/P. 76 pages, illus., no date. A catalogue, issued in the 1960's, of tools and clock parts. A good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3065 - P3)

Price: 9.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: German Made Goods for the Horological, Scientific and Electronic Industries
O/P. 42 pages, illus., no date. A catalogue, issued in the 1960's, of tools. A good copy, card covers now a bit worn. (Ref: K3087 - P3)

Price: 9.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: Catalogue 1955
O/P. 123 pages, illus., 1955. A catalogue of Swiss watch and clock materials, and tools. A good copy, card covers now worn and marked, top of some pages wrinkled due to moisture. [French, English and German language] (Ref: K3088 - P3)

Price: 18.00


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