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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 and Other  Shop Tools 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological and Other Shop Tools 1700 to 1900
O/P. 388 pages, 754 figs, 1987. This book is a supplement and companion volume to Horological Shop Tools with more information on tools and tool makers including reprints of catalogues by Swiss, English and American makers. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

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(Ref: K2102)

Price: 195.00
Crom (T.R.): Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900
O/P. 678 pages, 1302 illustrations, 1980. This excellent volume is the standard work on horological tools by an expert who has researched the subject thoroughly in Europe and America. This superb book is recommended to all who are interested in the subject. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

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(Ref: K744)

Price: 195.00
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., 2nd impression, 1976. A well researched and comprehensive study of English, European and American wheel cutting engines. The book includes engines for cutting clock and watch wheels. The hardback edition. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, very good condition - a few pages at each end of the book lightly stained. (Ref: K347)

Price: 75.00
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. The hardback edition. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition. (Ref: K2631)

Price: 75.00
Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonn Des Sciences, Des Arts et des Mtiers, ... (Compact Edition)

Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonn Des Sciences, Des Arts et des Mtiers, ... (Compact Edition, 5 volumes)
O/P. 5 volumes, illustrated, 1969. A facsimile reprint, photographically reduced to about half original size, of the first Paris edition of this famous encyclopaedia produced between 1751 and 1772. Four reduced facsimile pages of the original appear on one folio-sized page (39.5 x 25 cm) of this printing. The printing quality is excellent and all text and diagrams are very legible. The encyclopaedia contains a wealth of information; over 75,000 entries and over 2,500 plates. A fine copy with just a few minor marks to the covers. [French language] [Packed weight is over 30 kg, UK postage will be £19.00, for other countries please email us for a quote - website calculator can not handle this weight]

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(Ref: K3876)
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Price: 495.00

Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie - Horlogerie
O/P. 25 pages + 64 plates, no date [ 1980's ]. A facsimile reprint of the horology section (text and plates) of the famous encyclopaedia by Diderot & D'Alembert first published in Paris in 1765. A good copy (inscription on end paper), card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2717 - N3)

Price: 25.00

Flume (Rudolph): Das Flume Buch 1887 - 1937
O/P. 2 volumes in 1, 516 & 244 pages, 1937. Published on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the firm by Rudolph Flume this is a priced catalogue of the horological tools and the clocks and watch parts sold by the firm. Unusually for Flume this is a hardback catalogue, presumably to mark the 50th anniversary. A good copy (a few pages are missing but supplied as photocopies). [German language] (Ref: K4429 - CR1)

Price: 95.00

[Grimshaw, Baxter & J. J. Elliott Ltd]: Catalogue of Tools, Lathes and Appliances 1931
O/P. 130 pages, illustrated, 1931. A priced catalogue of Tools, Lathes and Appliances for Watch and Clock Makers, Jewellers, Opticians, Telegraph and Electrical Engineers, Instrument Makers, Etc. A detailed tool catalogue issued in 1931 with a large section on lathes. A good, clean copy, showing signs of use, card covers a little worn and marked. (Ref: K2638 - P3)

Price: 50.00

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

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