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Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler

Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler
NEW. 354 pages, 288 figs., reprinted 1989. First published in 1893 this is an encyclopaedia for the horologist, jeweller, gold and silversmith containing hundreds of receipts and formulas with directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewellers. These books are old stock - new unused copies with card covers (now a little wrinkled on the spine). (Ref: N1081)

Price: 19.00

Barkus (H.A.): Proper Use of the Watchmaker's Graver
O/P. 39 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1992. A comprehensive treatise on the use of the watchmaker's hand turning graver, with hints on the slide rest application. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1761 - BX17)

Price: 15.00

Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation

Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation
NEW. 192 pages, 300 illustrations, 2013. A short introduction to longcase clocks and how to date them followed by chapters on maintenance and repair. The restoration section includes chapters on simple and more difficult procedures for movements and for cases. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3474)
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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
Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair

Barrow (C.): The Pocket Watch: Restoration, Maintenance and Repair
NEW. 190 pages, 92 figures, 2nd edition, 2011. A practical guide to cleaning and repairing pocket watches, using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, and aims to equip the reader with a sound basic knowledge of the process and all the tools and materials required. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1906)
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Price: 18.99
Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance

Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance
NEW. 171 pages, 99 illustrations, 2011. A concise guide for the enthusiastic amateur on the history of the verge watch and the cleaning and repair of a variety of English and Continental verge movements. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2543)
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Price: 17.99

Bradley (I.): Myford ML10 Lathe Manual
O/P. 114 pages, 92 figs., 2nd edition, 1977. A useful guide enabling owners to properly use their Myford lathe and the wide range of attachments available. Good copy (showing signs of use), card covers. (Ref: K4961 - A1)

Price: 7.00

Bradley (I.): Myford Series 7 Manual - ML7 . ML7-R . Super 7
O/P. 232 pages, figs., 2nd edition, 1982. A useful guide enabling owners to properly use their Myford lathe and the wide range of attachments available. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4899 - CR10)

Price: 7.00

Bradley (I.): The Amateur's Workshop
O/P. 265 pages, figs., revised edition, 1976. A detailed workshop guide to the selection and use power tools (small lathes, drilling machines, compressed air, etc.) in the workshop. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1634 - TC5)

Price: 9.00

Bray (S.): Making Small Workshop Tools
O/P. 95 pages, figs., reprinted 2010. An excellent book for enthusiasts to learn new skills in the workshop and make useful small tools at the same time. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4902 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Bray (S.): Metalworking Tools and Techniques

Bray (S.): Metalworking Tools and Techniques
NEW. 176 pages, 200 illus., reprinted 2008. An excellent book explaining and illustrating the basic skills for marking out, drilling, tapping, shaping, joining, and filing. Use of the lathe and its accessories is included as well as sharpening tools and setting up a workshop. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1919)
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Price: 20.00
Bray (S.): Milling

Bray (S.): Milling
NEW. 176 pages, well illustrated, 2011. A good guide to buying and setting up a milling machine, using the milling table, holding the work, cutters and cutter holding, cutting fluids, division etc. The paperback edition, card covers. (Ref: N3186)

Price: 14.99

Bray (S.): The Compact Lathe
O/P. 187 pages, figs., 2nd edition, 2004. An excellent introduction to the use of the compact lathe, now widely available for use by model engineers and clockmakers. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4900 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

BHI: The Practical Lubrication of Watches and Clocks
NEW. 19 pages, illustrated, 2008. A useful guide to the types of oil required for clocks and watches with information on how and where to apply them and how much to use. Paper covers. (Ref: N4910)

Price: 3.50

Brittain (A.) & Morton (P.): Engraving on Precious Metals

Brittain (A.) & Morton (P.): Engraving on Precious Metals
NEW. 228 pages, 257 figures, reprinted 2014. A good guide to all aspects of hand engraving with chapters on tools and equipment, engraving letters and monograms, as well as polishing, erasing and restoring surfaces. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2319)
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Price: 17.99

Britten (F.J.): The Watch and Clockmakers' Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 312 pages, illus., 5th edition, 1884. One of the earlier editions of this classic work, and still of use to clock makers and restorers today. (Ref: K2882 - L1)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.): The Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 384 pages, illus., 6th edition, 1886. One of the earlier editions of this clasic work, and still of use to clock makers and restorers today. A good copy for its age, internally good, wear to head (with small split) and foot of spine. (Ref: K343 - C3)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.): Watch and Clockmakers' Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 499 pages, illus., 1976. A reprint of the 11th edition (originally published in 1915) of this well known handbook. Most enthusiasts have a copy of one of the editions of this work. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K866 - B1)

Price: 14.00

Britten (F.J.): Britten's Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 460 pages, 16th edition, 1978. This is the most recent and best edition which was revised by Richard Good. This is a very useful book for the workshop hence it has been updated and reprinted many times. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1378 - H7)

Price: 50.00

Britten (F.W.): The Watch Repairer's Instructor
O/P. 140 pages, 112 figs., 1944. A practical handbook on cleaning, repairing and adjusting with information on tools and materials. A good copy. (Ref: K53 - C2)

Price: 15.00


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