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Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues

Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues
O/P. xiv, 120 pages, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1675. The full title is Horological Dialogues In Three parts Shewing The Nature, Use, and right Managing of Clocks and Watches: with an Appendix Containing Mr Oughtred's Method for Calculating Numbers. The whole being a work very necessary for all that made use of these kind of Movements. This book is important, as it was the first book in the English language devoted to clocks and watches. The book is written in the form of Question and Answer; the appendix describes Oughtred's method for calculating wheel trains. The original edition is unobtainable and this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy, covers a little marked. (Ref: K970 - T2)
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Price: 75.00
Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions

Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions
O/P. vi + 92 pages, 1 folding table, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1694. The full title is Horological Disquisitions Concerning the Nature of Time, and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. This is John Smith's second book, it explains the difference between solar time and a 24 hour (mean time) day. The first table shows the difference between a solar day and a 24 hour day for every day of the year, the second table is an equation table arranged so that by setting a clock on ten specified days in the year it will always be within 3¾ minutes of solar time. The original edition of this book is almost unobtainable, this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy. (Ref: K3572 - W1)
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Price: 75.00

Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions
O/P. vi + 92 pages, folding table missing, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1694. The full title is Horological Disquisitions Concerning the Nature of Time, and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. This is John Smith's second book, it explains the difference between solar time and a 24 hour (mean time) day. The original edition of this book is almost unobtainable, this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A good copy - but the folding table (equation of time) is missing. (Ref: K4139 - X2)

Price: 45.00

Smith (J.): A Handbook and Directory of Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1540 to 1850
O/P. 97 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1903. A pioneering work, for many years the only source for a listing of Scottish clockmakers. A good copy, light wear to cloth at edges and corners. (Ref: K2420 - D1)

Price: 25.00

Smith (J.): Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
O/P. 436 pages, 25 illustrations, 2nd and best edition, 1921. A good book and, for many years, the only source for a list of Scottish clockmakers. Still useful to have as some information about the makers is not contained in the more recent book by Whyte. A very good copy, clean and bright, binding tight. (Ref: K993 - CR8)

Price: 85.00

Smith (J.): Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
O/P. 436 pages, 25 illus., reprint of 2nd edition, 1975. A good book and, for many years, the only source for a list of Scottish clockmakers. Still useful to have as some information about the makers is not contained in the more recent book by Whyte. A good copy, the dust jacket good but faded as usual. (Ref: K856 - R1)

Price: 75.00

Smith (J.) & Sons (Clerkenwell) Ltd: Summary of Stock and Useful list of Gauges and Weights
O/P. 19 pages, no date. Published in the 1950's or 1960's, this is a list of the non-ferrous metals stocked together with a list of their weights and gauges. A clean copy with a circle cut out of rear card cover. (Ref: K3436 - BX17)

Price: 4.00

Smith (W.O.): Hamilton Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 98 pages, figs., 1958. This manual for the 5/0 size, model 500 watch was written by the Director of the Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute, with the cooperation of the Hamilton Watch Company. A very good copy. (Ref: K2851 - Q)

Price: 25.00

Smith & Sons Ltd: Guide to the Purchase of a Watch
O/P. 125 pages, illus., 1978. A facsimile reprint of the 3rd edition of Smith's catalogue from circa 1900. A very detailed catalogue of a large number of watches with detailed explanations of chronographs, Bonniksen's Karrusel, non-magnetizable watches, etc. Good copy of softbound edition, card covers. (Ref: K1641 - H2)

Price: 25.00

Smith (S.) & Son Limited: Motor Accessories Catalogue 1910

Smith (S.) & Son Limited: Motor Accessories Catalogue 1910
NEW. 134 pages, illus., reprinted 2006. An interesting catalogue from the early years of the motorcar. The book includes Smiths clocks and watches for the motorist as well as all conceivable kinds of accessory – a folding ladder for use when putting luggage on the roof, a tyre inflator using a carbon dioxide cylinder, a motorcar turntable (I am not making these up!) and many more. Card covers. (Ref: N1326)

Price: 12.00
[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Domestic Clocks

[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Domestic Clocks
NEW. 290 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 2008. A brief history of the origins of Smiths Industries and their domestic clock making activities which started in 1931 and ceased in 1979. Smiths owned several companies and trade marks so Smiths English Clocks Ltd, the Enfield Clock Company, 'Astral' and 'Empire' are just a few of the names mentioned. The book also contains a picture gallery of over 2150 different clocks and timers produced by Smiths. A lot of clocks, but they were England's largest manufacturer of clocks at the time! Card covers. (Ref: N1918)

Price: 20.00
[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Watches

[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Watches
NEW. 277 pages, illustrated, 2009. A history of watch production by the Smiths group of companies with details of the pocket and wristwatches produced at the factories in Cheltenham and Ystradgynlais (Wales). The wide range of watches produced between 1947 and 1974 is shown in the 16 surviving catalogues reprinted here. Card covers. (Ref: N2146)

Price: 20.00

[Smithsonian Institution]: Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology
O/P. 201 pages, illus., 1959. The bookcomprises Papers 1 - 11 and includes two papers relevant to horology:
Battison (E.A.): The Auburndale Watch Company
Price (D.J.de S.): On the Origins of Clockwork. Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass
A good copy. (Ref: K3044 - N3)

Price: 20.00

Snell (M.): Clocks and Clockmakers of Salisbury - 600 Years of Skill and Invention
O/P. 280 pages, 235 plates, figs., 1986. An excellent book on the clocks, watches and makers of Salisbury and South Wiltshire. The book has a section on turret clocks and lots of information about each clock and watch maker. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1209 - D2)

Price: 50.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 2011
O/P. 352 pages, 2010. A useful source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training and Museums respectively. This is the most recent edition of this book. Very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K2382 - G5)

Price: 15.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 2001
O/P. 228 pages, 2001. A useful source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training and Museums respectively. Card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3777 - Y1)

Price: 10.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 1996/7
O/P. 99 pages, 1996. A useful (but a bit out of date) source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training Courses and Museums respectively. Card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3738 - BX6)

Price: 9.00

Snow (G.): Reference Book of Ithaca Calendar Clcoks
O/P. 59 pages, illustrated, no date. A small book reproducing text and illustrations from a catalogue of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1814 - G7)

Price: 10.00

Snyder (L.J.):: Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing
O/P. 432 pages, 16 plates, 2015. The invention of lenses, the camera obscura and the simple microscope enabled artists and scientists to explore the natural world, Vermeer created detailed paintings and Leeuenhoek was able to see things never seen before. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (0.93 kg) TC10
(Ref: K4679 - TC10)

Price: 9.00

Sobel (D.): Longitude
O/P. 184 pages, 1996. The true story of a lone genius (John Harrison) who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. This book needs no introduction from me, it has sold millions of copies. A very good copy of the hardback edition, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1201 - N1)

Price: 8.00


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