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Abbott (H.G.): The Watch Factories of America
O/P. 145 pages, 50 illustrations, no date. A reprint of a book first published in 1888 which claimed to be "a complete history of watchmaking in America from 1809 to 1888 inclusive, with sketches of the lives of celebrated American watchmakers and organisers". A hardback edition published in the 1970's (?). Very good copy, with bookplate. (Ref: K3233 - W1)

Price: 20.00

Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks

Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks
NEW. 160 pages, 51 figures, 1978. The life, times and work of Johann Ludwig Eberhardt who arrived in Salem, North Carolina from Germany in 1799. The movements and cases of over 30 clocks are described and Eberhardt features identified. With dust jacket, still in publisher's shrink wrap. (Ref: N3394)

Price: 20.00

Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, 51 figures, 1978. The life, times and work of Johann Ludwig Eberhardt who arrived in Salem, North Carolina from Germany in 1799. The movements and cases of over 30 clocks are described and Eberhardt features identified. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1551 - G5)

Price: 15.00

American Clock & Watch Museum: The Timepiece Journal volume 1, No. 7
O/P. [24 pages], illus., Summer 1978. This issue of the Journal contains Historical Sketches of the Town of Bristol, first published in 1872 and mentioning several clockmaking concerns, and reproduces the Prospectus of the Kennedy Electric Clock Company first published in 1869. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1271 - BX2)

Price: 3.00

[American Manufacturing & Supply Co]: Illustrated Catalogue of Self Winding Clocks
O/P. 39 pages, illus., reprinted 1986. A reprint of a retailers catalogue, for 1887 & 1888, for clocks made by The Self-Winding Clock Company. The mechanism for these clocks was invented by Chester Henry Pond whose first patent for electro-magnetical clock movements was granted in 1884. Good copy. Card covers (Ref: K2970 - BX14)

Price: 14.00

Anderson (J.M.): Charles Alva Smith: Vermont Maker of Unusual Wood Clocks
O/P. 67 pages, 146 figs., 1989. Charles Smith made about 600 wooden wall clocks in the period 1931 - 1945 including a few electric examples. He made the entire clock - case, dial, movement, weights etc., all to his own designs. A good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2904 - S3)

Price: 24.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1894

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1894
NEW. 168 pages, illustrated, a modern facsimile reprint. A useful guide to Ansonia clocks being sold in 1894 when the company had offices in New York, Chicago and London. The catalogue illustrates alarm clocks, carriage, mantel and table clocks, wall clocks and tallcase clocks as well as marble clocks, other clocks, bronzes and candelabra. Every item is priced, many under 10 US dollars! Card covers. (Ref: N721)

Price: 15.00
[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907
NEW. 213 pages, a facsimile reprint published in 1988. A useful guide to Ansonia clocks being sold in 1906 when the company had offices in New York, Chicago and London. The catalogue illustrates alarm clocks, carriage, mantel and table clocks, wall clocks and tallcase clocks as well as marble clocks, other clocks, bronzes and candelabra. Every item is priced, many under 10 US dollars! Card covers. (Ref: N1422)

Price: 12.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Co. Crystal Regulators Catalogue 1905
O/P. 46 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1967. A reproduction of the Ansonia catalogue showing the wide range of crystal regulators made by the company in 1905. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2539 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Ball (R.W.D.): American Shelf and Wall Clocks: A Pictorial History for Collectors  (to order)

Ball (R.W.D.): American Shelf and Wall Clocks: A Pictorial History for Collectors
NEW. 272 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1999. An important historical guide illustrated by photographs of over 1250 American wall and shelf clocks, each with a detailed description. With price guide and dust jacket.

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(Ref: P1886)
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Price: 66.99

Bailey (C.H.): More Clock Decorating Stencils
O/P. 84 pages, illustrated, 1994. Reproductions of working stencils designed by William B. Fenn of Plymouth Connecticut and used for ornamenting clocks glasses and case parts for Seth Thomas and other Connecticut manufacturers between about 1840 and 1863. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2826 - P3)

Price: 15.00

Bailey (C.H.): Two Hundred Years of American Clocks and Watches
O/P. 255 pages, 285 illustrations, 1975. An excellent survey of the wide range of American clocks and watches available, from the old and rare to the modern and affordable. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1388 - F4)

Price: 25.00

Barrow (C.) The American Pocket Watch - A Comprehensive Guide to Repair and Servicing

Barrow (C.): The American Pocket Watch - A Comprehensive Guide to Repair and Servicing
NEW. 128 pages, 56 figures, 2014. The third in a series of books by Christopher Barrow, this volume is written for the amateur enthusiast who wishes to service and repair American pocket watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3525)
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Price: 15.99

Battison (E.A.) & Kane (P.E.): The American Clock 1725 - 1865
O/P. 207 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1973. A well illustrated description of 48 American and two European clocks in the collections at Yale University. A good book which is now hard to find. A very good copy with good dust jacket (one small tear). (Ref: K1385 - S2)

Price: 30.00

Crossman (C.S.): The Complete History of Watch Making in America
O/P. 213 pages, no date. A hardback reprint (probably 1970's) of articles which originally appeared in the Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review between 1885 and 1887. The book contains the history of 60 American watchmakers, some of them individual pioneers others large companies. A good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K1588 - CR11)

Price: 25.00

David (Jacques):  American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876
NEW. 82 pages, 43 figures, 2003. An English translation, by Richard Watkins, of two reports to the Intercantonal Committee of Jura Industries on the Manufacture of Watches in the United States. The reports, by Jacques David, are dated January 1877 and March 1877. David attended the United States International Exhibition of 1876 held in Philadelphia and was shocked by what he saw. American manufacturers, using modern methods of production had left the Swiss makers well behind in a very competitive industry. The reports were a principal agent in modernising the Swiss industry and shed much light on American methods of the period. Essential reading for American watch enthusiasts. Card covers. (Ref: N616)

Price: 15.00
Dennison (E.B.): Price List of Waltham Watches Catalogue No. 5

Dennison (E.B.): Price List of Waltham Watches Catalogue No. 5
O/P. 40 pages, illustrated, no date, but circa 1910. Edward B. Dennison (son of Aaron Lufkin Dennison) worked in Waltham's London office before starting his own business in 1904 as a retailer of Waltham watches, in cases made by the Dennison Watch Case Company. A rare and interesting catalogue which includes 3 wristwatches, a watch set to sidereal time and a wide range of pocket watches. Good condition, card covers, staples rusted. (Ref: K4285 - BX7)
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Price: 25.00

Distin (W.H.) & Bishop (R.): The American Clock
O/P. 359 pages, 661 photographs, 1st edition, 1976. A comprehensive pictorial survey of American clocks in the period 1723 to 1900, with a listing of 6153 American clockmakers. A fine copy of a very useful reference book. With very good dust jacket, faded on the spine. (Ref: K1125 - S3)

Price: 35.00

Distin (W.H.) & Bishop (R.): The American Clock
O/P. 359 pages, 661 photographs, reprinted 1983. A comprehensive pictorial survey of American clocks in the period 1723 to 1900, with a listing of 6153 American clockmakers. A good copy (bookplate & inscription inside front cover) with good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K3642 - F6)

Price: 20.00

Doloff (B.): Evolution of the Anglo-American Clock
O/P. 78 pages, 181 figs., 1986. A useful guide to the drop dial wall clocks made in England and America between 1800 and 1900. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3969 - BX8)

Price: 35.00


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