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Last updated 21 June 2017

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The following books have been added to our booklist in June 2017:

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket.

Special Purchase: Our price 17.50
(Publisher's price was 40.00)

(Ref: SN3465)
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Price: 17.50

Goldberger (J.): Longines Watches
O/P. 308 pages, 1040 illustrations, 2006. The book opens with a brief history of Longines after which lots of pocket watches and wristwatches are illustrated and described. Each watch included in the book is illustrated with 7 excellent photographs showing dial, movement, case, serial numbers, etc. A date of manufacture is given for each watch. A book for Longines enthusiasts. A good copy, corners a little bruised. (Ref: K4175 - E4)

Price: 55.00

Lee (R.A.): The Knibb Family Clockmakers
O/P. 187 pages, 5 colour and 190 b&w plates, 1st and only edition, number 430 of 1000 copies, 1964. This volume, now hard to find, is the standard reference book on the life and work of John, Joseph, Peter and Samuel Knibb. This is an ex reference library copy, but it is in good condition - very clean pages, library book plate inside front cover, only 2 small library stamps, top corners very bruised so top corner of pages crinkled, covers a little marked. No dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2249 - P3)

Price: 550.00

Matthys (R.J.): Accurate Clock Pendulums

Matthys (R.J.): Accurate Clock Pendulums
O/P. 263 pages, figures, 2004. A well written and understandable book for people who want the best accuracy from pendulum clocks. The book considers all the different parts and aspects of a pendulum and the factors that affect accuracy. The book has sections on the suspension spring, the pendulum rod, air and clockcase effects, and one on pendulum electronics. The general section considers pendulum materials, the quality factor Q, rate adjustment mechanisms and much, much more. An excellent book for the technically minded and those who want to build an accurate pendulum clock. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2435 - Q1)

Price: 70.00
McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)

McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)
NEW. viii, 300 pages + 62 of advertisements, illustrated, 2017. A facsimile of a catalogue issued by W. H. Bailey & Co, Manchester, circa 1880 showing their very large range of products - steam engines, tools, firefighting equipment, clocks, bicycles, and much more. Of interest to horologists will be the turret clocks, watchman's clocks, mill clocks, dial clocks, and the bracket clocks and regulators for offices and entrance halls. Card covers. (Ref: N4173)
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Price: 25.00
Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping

Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 274 pages, over 300 illustrations, 1st edition, 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. This will be the standard reference on Synchronome and Shortt clocks for many years to come. Now out of print and hard to find. A fine copy with very good dust jacket, corners a little bumped.

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(Ref: K3729 - W3)

Price: 195.00

J.H. Steward Ltd: Catalogue - SM Section, Surveying, Drawing and Nautical Instruments (1928)
O/P. 122 pages, illustrated, 1928. An interesting, priced catalogue by this well known business, including theodolites, levels, clinometers, transit instruments, compasses, sextants, barometers, watches, sundials, drawing instruments and slide rules. A rare catalogue, in good condition but binding a bit loose, the card covers worn and marked. (Ref: K4174 - B1)

Price: 40.00

Rossier (G.) & Marqui (A.): Moon Watch Only - 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster

Rossier (G.) & Marqui (A.): Moon Watch Only - 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster
NEW. 562 pages, over 1150 illustrations, revised and expanded edition, 2017. A large, detailed and comprehensive book about all the models and variations of the Omega Speedmaster, the only watch to have been used on the moon. This is the essential reference book for Omega Speedmaster enthusiasts as every small detail of the watches is examined and recorded, including the special and limited series models and the projects and prototypes. A new edition of this definitive book, marking the 60th anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster, including new features and additional historical information (an extra 68 pages & 150 illustrations). With dust jacket. [English language edition]

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(Ref: N4176)
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Price: 220.00

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