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[A.H.S. Electrical Horology Group]: 100 Years of Domestic Electric Clocks
O/P. 6 pages 1995. The catalogue of an exhibition held to commemorate the 25th year of the Antiquarian Horological Society's Electrical Horology Group. A good copy, now nicely bound in brown Rexine with gilt lettering to front and spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K4069 - G1)

Price: 15.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Forty years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. A good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine (spine very rubbed), original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2755 - M2)

Price: 35.00

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): A Parergon of Electrical Horology - Electric Clock Patents for the period 1840 - 1900
O/P. 55 pages, 1984. A useful reference for electrical horology enthusiasts. The first patent listed is patent 8783 taken out by Alexander Bain in 1841. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3654 - C1)

Price: 20.00

Aked (C.K.): Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks
O/P. 18 pages, 19 figs., 1971. A useful introduction to electrical horology, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3420 - BX9)

Price: 12.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Andrade (J.):  Chronomtrie

Andrade (J.): Chronomtrie
O/P. 382 pages, 193 figs., 1908. The history of horology with the emphasis on the theory of mechanical and electrical timepieces. A good copy. Card covers a bit worn. [French language] (Ref: K3167 - J1)
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Price: 85.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, number 164 of 300 numbered hardback copies, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A very good copy, bound in green cloth. [French language] (Ref: K1237 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A good copy but bottom 2 inches of spine split, binding a bit loose, wear to corners. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3655 - Z3)

Price: 55.00

Bieda(D.) editor: The Seven Dials
O/P. 29 pages, illustrated, circa 1987. The Seven Dials monument was erected at the junction of 7 roads in Covent Garden, London in 1694, removed in 1773 and reconstructed in 1989. This book was published to raise funds for the reconstruction and tells the history of the monument and the story of its rebuilding. The pillar was (and is) topped by six sundial faces, the seventh 'style' being the column itself. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3689 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvtique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. Spine torn at head and faded, corners bumped, hence sensible price. [French language] (Ref: K70 - F1)

Price: 30.00

[Christie's]: Important Clocks, Watches and Marine Chronometers
O/P. 418 lots,most illustrated in colour, with a good section of 37 electric clocks including examples by Alexander Bain, William Hamilton Shortt, James Ritchie and Paul Garnier.The mechanical clocks included a rare binnacle timekeeper by Morris Tobias, an astronomical chronometer timepiece by George Margetts and an observatory regulator by Reid & Auld of Edinburgh. Good copy, card covers. [Sale @ King Street, London 25/11/1998] (Ref: A72)

Price: 8.00

Crum (E.G.) & Keller (W.F.): 150 Years of Electric Horology

Crum (E.G.) & Keller (W.F.): 150 Years of Electric Horology
NEW. 101 pages, illustrated, 1992. A book produced for a NAWCC exhibition, with details of a wide variety of electric clocks from Alexander Bain to the atomic clock era, plus a few watches. Card covers. (Ref: N2796)

Price: 17.50
Doensen (P.): Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993

Doensen (P.): Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993
NEW. 253 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1994. The book has three main sections - the designers, early electric watches and quartz watches, as well as a history of the 12 most important makers. Written by a Dutchman, this is an important book on electric and quartz watches. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N2286)
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Price: 100.00
Finlaison (J.): An Account of Some Remarkable Applications of The Electric Fluid to the Useful Arts, by Mr. Alexander Bain

Finlaison (J.): An Account of Some Remarkable Applications of The Electric Fluid to the Useful Arts, by Mr. Alexander Bain; with a Vindication of his Claim to be the First Inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Printing Telegraph and also of the Electro-Magnetic Clock
O/P. The full title of the book is: An Account of Some Remarkable Applications of The Electric Fluid to the Useful Arts, by Mr. Alexander Bain; with a Vindication of his Claim to be the First Inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Printing Telegraph and also of the Electro-Magnetic Clock

Half-title, title, 127 pages, 5 folding plates, London, first and only edition, 1843. The book has a manuscript inscription on the half-title page Mr Charles V. Walker, Editor of the Electrical Magazine, with Mr Bain's Kind Regards. A very good copy with Charles V. Walker's bookplate; the pages clean and bright, the plates dust stained to edges with outer margin worn; the original half-leather binding, with marbled boards, has been carefully re-backed and the original spine laid down; leather rubbed and worn to edges and corners.

An account of the controversy between Alexander Bain and Charles Wheatstone as to who had priority of invention of the electro-magnetic telegraph and the electro-magnetic clock. The book includes a description of Bain's experiments in using the earth as the return conductor, and his discovery that current could be obtained from copper and zinc plates buried in moist ground.

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Vail (A.): The American Magnetic Telegraph with the Reports of Congress, and a Description of All Telegraphs Known, Employing Electricity or Galvanism
208 pages, Philadelphia, 1845. A very defective copy with significant loss of text.

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(Ref: K4329 - L1)
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Price: 200.00

Flume (Rudolph): Flume Electronic Service-System
O/P. A large, 2 inches (5 cm), thick manual in ring binder, published 1977. The first section is on the measuring, testing and regulation of movements, the remainder is a comprehensive set of data sheets for clock and watch calibres by virtually all manufacturers. Each data sheet contains all the essential data on an individual make & calibre of movement. A very good copy. (Ref: K4309 - CR12)

Price: 20.00

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey:  L'aventure de la montre  quartz

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner & Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
NEW. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. Still in publishers shrink wrap. [French language] (Ref: N2856)

Price: 60.00

Forrer, Le Coultre, Beyner, Oguey: L'aventure de la montre quartz
S/H. 441 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed account of the research by Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), Neuchâtel on quartz and electronic watches, and its implementation by the Swiss watch industry. A very good copy, corners a little bruised. [French language] (Ref: K2857 - L2)

Price: 50.00

Fried (H.B.): The Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 245 pages + index, figs., 2nd edition, 1972. The book's subtitle - A complete Manual on the Repair of Electric Watches and Battery driven Clocks - describes the book well. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1441 - CR9)

Price: 33.00

Fried (H.B.): The Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 216 pages, figs., 1st edition, 1965. The book's subtitle - A complete Manual on the Repair of Electric Watches and Battery driven Clocks - describes the book well. Good copy, the card covers a little worn. (Ref: K2888 - CR10)

Price: 30.00


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