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The following books were added to our booklist in May 2017:

Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 89 pages, 2nd edition, 1956. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy.
(Ref: K4169 - F7)

Price: 30.00

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 fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K4168 - S1)

Price: 20.00

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches
O/P. 312 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and black & white, 3rd edition, 1979. The best edition of this reference work. The book is a comprehensive history of the subject as well as a technical assessment of the principal escapements. The escapement illustrations are especially useful. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K421 - M1)

Price: 120.00

[Hamilton]: Manual for Overhaul, Repair and Handling of Hamilton Ship Chronometer with Parts Catalog
O/P. 95 pages, 112 figures, October 1948. This is an original of the U.S. Navy's manual for the Hamilton model 21 marine chronometer. The book describes the principles of operation of the instrument and gives detailed information and instructions for its operation, maintenance, repair, overhaul, testing and adjustment. Very good condition, card covers. (Ref: K1669 - H5)

Price: 25.00

[Jacot & Son]: How to Repair Musical Boxes
O/P. 32 pages, illus., 3rd edition, 1890. Practical instructions to watchmakers with a complete illustrated catalogue of materials. A small, useful, guide to the repair of musical boxes. This may well be an original copy or it may be a 20th century reprint, I am not sure. Good condition, paper covers. (Ref: K1151 - BX12)

Price: 15.00

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

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)
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Price: 32.95

Penman (L.): Clock Design and Construction
O/P. 144 pages, 219 figs., 2nd edition, 1989. First published in 1984 this is a useful book for those wanting to understand the basics of clock design and construction. The author considers the design of each aspect of the movement and dial and each chapter includes a section of practical instructions for making the parts designed. A very good copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K1500 - Q1)

Price: 25.00

Roberts (K.D.):  Some 19th Century English Woodworking Tools (Edge and Joiner Tools and Bit Braces)

Roberts (K.D.): Some 19th Century English Woodworking Tools (Edge and Joiner Tools and Bit Braces)
O/P. 494 pages, 162 figures, 228 plates, 2nd printing, 1991. A detailed study on woodworking tools manufactured in Sheffield in the 19th century, with illustrations of actual tools and facsimiles of manufacturers catalogue pages. The book has a checklist of the tool manufacturers. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4170 - H3)
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Price: 75.00
Smith (J.): Explanation or Key to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield

Smith (J.): Explanation or Key to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield
O/P. 21 pages + 134 plates, facsimile reprint with new introduction, 1975. Joseph Smith's Explanation or Key to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield, with Engravings of each Article, Designed for the Utility of Merchants, Wholesale Ironmongers, and Travellers was published in Sheffield in 1816. Smith's Key (as it is often known) is one of the most important documents of the history of the hand tool trade giving an insight as to what was being manufactured in Sheffield in the early 19th century. A very good copy (corners bumped) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4171 - H2)
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Price: 50.00

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