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Shelley (F.): Aaron Dodd Crane - An American Original
O/P. 120 pages, 197 illustrations, 1987. A detailed work on the life and work of Aaron Dodd Crane. Crane, who was probably self-taught, took out his first clock patent in 1829 and worked in Newark then Boston. His clocks, including year going torsion clocks, are highly individual in design. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2969 - T1)

Price: 10.00

Shelley (F.): Early American Tower Clocks

Shelley (F.): Early American Tower Clocks
O/P. 236 pages, illustrated, 1999. A very good book on the subject. The first part documents the surviving turret clocks made during the 'golden age' of American tower clocks from 1726 to about 1870 before large scale factory production. The second part is a list of all known makers, dealers and other persons associated with American tower clocks. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2396 - H1)
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Price: 48.00

Shenton (A.) & Shenton (R.): The Price Guide to Collectable Clocks 1840 - 1940
O/P. 477 pages, 34 colour and 700 b&w illus., 2nd edition, 1985. A very useful reference to affordable Victorian and Edwardian clocks, torsion clocks, electric clocks, alarm clocks, time recorders and many more types of clock. The book is well researched and has useful information about various makers including addresses and dates. The appendices include a reprint of the Hirst Bros. Catalogue of Watch and Clock Materials from c1916 and the British Clock Manufacturers Supplement for 1940. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K1359 - E1)

Price: 35.00

Shenton (A.) & Shenton (R.): The Price Guide to Clocks 1840 - 1940
O/P. 541 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1977. A very useful guide to a wide range of collectable clocks but the prices are obviously out of date. Good copy, signed by authors, with good dust jacket. (Ref: K458)

Price: 15.00

Shenton (A.): Pocket Watches of the 19th & 20th Century

Shenton (A.): Pocket Watches of the 19th & 20th Century
O/P. 431 pages, well illustrated, 1996. A detailed account of pocket watch manufacture from 1800 to 1940, including English, American and Swiss examples. These watches were made in significant numbers hence are affordable as well as collectable. This book is now hard to find. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1577 - H3)
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Price: 75.00

Shenton (A.F.G.): The Earth Driven Clock
O/P. 8 pages, 12 figs., signed by author, 1972. A paper on the earth driven clock designed by P. A. Bentley in 1910. Reprinted from Antiquarian Horology December 1972. A very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4759 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Shenton (R.): Christopher Pinchbeck and his Family

Shenton (R.): Christopher Pinchbeck and his Family
NEW. 71 pages, 13 illustrations, 2nd edition, 1976. Christopher Pinchbeck, senior and junior, were both clockmakers but the family is best known for the invention of 'Pinchbeck' alloy and its use in making low cost trinkets. A useful reference book on the family. Still in publisher's card envelope. (Ref: N2920)

Price: 16.00

Shenton (R.): Christopher Pinchbeck and his Family
O/P. 71 pages, 13 illustrations, 2nd edition, 1976. Christopher Pinchbeck, senior and junior, were both clockmakers but the family is best known for the invention of 'Pinchbeck' alloy and its use in making low cost trinkets. A useful reference book on the family. A very good copy. (Ref: K996 - W1)

Price: 10.00

Shepherd (C.): On the Application of Electro-Magnetism as a Motor for Clocks
O/P. Frontis., 23 pages, 6 figs., reprinted 1989. A reprint of the original paper by Charles Shepherd, a London chronometer maker, first published in 1851. Reprinted in an issue of Timepiece Journal. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4768 - BX10)

Price: 15.00

Sheraton (T.): Thomas Sheraton's Classical Revival Furniture Designs
O/P. 238 pages, 98 plates, dated 1972 but I am sure this is a more recent printing. The Dover edition of Sheraton's The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book 1791 - 1794 including all the furniture plates, with accompanying text, from various editions with an introduction by Joseph Aronson. A pristine copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2212 - A2)

Price: 40.00

Shevlin (C.C.): Guilloch - A History & Practical Manual

Shevlin (C.C.): Guilloch - A History & Practical Manual
NEW. 144 pages, 270 illustrations, 2017. Guilloché, the decorative engraving of a metal surface (watch cases for example) is ornamental turning using a rose engine or straight-line engine. There are few modern books on engine turning so this volume, by an American author, is a welcome addition to the literature. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4513)
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Price: 33.99

Shugart (C.), Engle (T.) & Gilbert (R.E.): Complete Price Guide to Watches
O/P. 1134 pages, illustrated, 22nd edition, 2002. As well as being a price guide to pocket and wrist watches this book has details of maker's serial numbers and estimated production dates, escapements and much more. A paperback, very good condition. (Ref: K1821 - F2)

Price: 9.00

Shugart (C.), Engle (T.) & Gilbert (R.E.): Complete Price Guide to Watches (24th edition)
O/P. 1173 pages, illustrated, 24th edition, 2004. As well as being a price guide to pocket and wrist watches this book has details of makers' serial numbers and estimated production dates, escapements and much more. A paperback, very good condition, covers a little worn. (Ref: K1694 - CR6)

Price: 9.00

Sifakis (C.) & Sifakis (M.L.): Beginners' Guide to Antique Watches
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 1978. An American paperback, a useful introduction to the subject. (Ref: K2563 - F5)

Price: 5.00

Simms (W.H.): The Sextant and its Applications; .
O/P. 136 pages, 1858. The full title is: The Sextant and its Applications; including the Correction of Observations for Instrumental Errors, and the determination of latitude, time, and longitude by various methods on land and at sea, with examples and tables. Published by the famous instrument makers Troughton & Simms, London. A good copy, original cloth now very worn along hinge lines, corners worn and bumped. (Ref: K5014 - J1)

Price: 60.00

Simoni (A.): Leonardo and the Chiaravalle Abbey Clock
O/P. [7 pages], 6 figs, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1975. Chiaravalle Abbey, near Milan, still exists, the clock does not. The author evaluates Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of the clock in the Atlantic codex and shows that another codex attributed to Leonardo must be a forgery. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3551 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Smith (A.): A Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers by John Wyke of Liverpool
O/P. 153 pages, illustrated, 1978. This excellent book, with introduction and commentaries by Alan Smith, has a facsimile reprint of the first known horological tool catalogue which was issued by John Wyke between 1758 and 1770. All 54 engraved plates are included together with photographs of existing tools by Wyke and Wyke & Green. A very good copy, with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K788 - G5)

Price: 50.00

Smith (A.): A Collector's Guide to Antique Clocks and Watches
O/P. 222 pages, 8 colour plates, 400 line drawings, reprinted 1996. A comprehensive guide to English, European, American and Japanese clock types with sections on tools and modern clocks. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2519 - B2)

Price: 8.00

Smith (A.): The Antique Collector's Guides Clocks and Watches
O/P. 222 pages, 8 colour plates, 400 line drawings, reprinted 1989. A comprehensive guide to English, European, American and Japanese clock types with sections on tools and modern clocks. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K489 - G5)

Price: 8.00

Smith (A.): The Connoisseur Illustrated Guides - Clocks & Watches
O/P. 222 pages, 8 plates, numerous line drawings, 1977. An introduction to the subject tracing the development of clocks and watches from circa 1400 to the 1975. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1360 - G2)

Price: 4.00


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