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Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 74 pages, 2nd edition, 1970. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy. (Ref: K2628 - F7)

Price: 40.00

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines
NEW. [24 pages], 35 figs., 1994. An important paper, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, on 18th century fusee engines including those by John Wyke of Liverpool. Card covers. (Ref: N1791)

Price: 5.00

[Blakiston & Co.]: Wholesale Price List for Watch and Clock Makers, Jewellers, Opticians and Model makers
O/P. 31 pages, no date. A tools and materials wholesale price list including prices for watch repairs - e.g. new balance staffs from 5 shillings. The list includes the following statement: "Do not send cheap pin pallet or American Clocks, or cheap pin pallet Watches for repair. They are not worth doing" Blakiston & Co. were based in Ainsdale, near Southport and the booklet dates from the 1930's. Rare. Card covers worn and creased. (Ref: K3222 - BX16)

Price: 25.00

Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers

Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers
O/P. 275 pages, 282 figs., 1994. The last of Ted Crom's books on horological tools containing a wealth of information not available elsewhere. The makers include Wyke & Green, Daniel Mather, the Jones family, Thurston Lassell, the Leyland family, William Whitmore and several more. Ted Crom's lasting memorial to the horological world is these 4 books on horological tools - well researched, comprehensive and definitive. The three books with 'Tools' in the title are uniform in size and binding, brown cloth with gilt lettering. Essential reading. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

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(Ref: K2101)

Price: 195.00
Crom (T.R.): Horological and Other  Shop Tools 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological and Other Shop Tools 1700 to 1900
O/P. 388 pages, 754 figs, 1987. This book is a supplement and companion volume to Horological Shop Tools with more information on tools and tool makers including reprints of catalogues by Swiss, English and American makers. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

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(Ref: K2102)

Price: 195.00
Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900
O/P. 150 pages, 142 figs., 2nd impression, 1976. A well researched and comprehensive study of English, European and American wheel cutting engines. The book includes engines for cutting clock and watch wheels. The hardback edition. A very good copy but a few pages at each end of the book lightly foxed, bookplate on front endpaper. (Ref: K347 - E2)

Price: 70.00
Flume (Rudolph): Das Flume Buch 1887 - 1937

Flume (Rudolph): Das Flume Buch 1887 - 1937
O/P. 2 volumes in 1, 516 & 244 pages, 1937. Published on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the firm by Rudolph Flume this is a priced catalogue of the horological tools and the clocks and watch parts sold by the firm. Unusually for Flume this is a hardback catalogue, presumably to mark the 50th anniversary. A good copy (a few pages are missing but supplied as photocopies). [German language] (Ref: K4429 - P3)

Price: 75.00

Hirst Brothers & Co.: The Fourth "Wide-Awake" Catalogue of Tools and Materials for Watchmakers, Clockmakers, Jewellers and Opticians
O/P. 456 pages, not dated, but probably circa 1920. A well know catalogue of great historical interest. Pages 5 - 8, and 229 - 232 missing, otherwise complete but some pages worn to edges and some with tears. The binding is sound, cloth covered boards are very worn the cloth worn through on edges and corners, starting to split along spine. A good copy for its age. (Ref: K149 - B3)

Price: 60.00

[Japy]: 17 mars 1799 Brevet d'invention de cinq ans, Pour diverses machines d'horlogerie, Au sieur Frdric Japy, de Beaucourt, Haut Rhin
O/P. [11 pages, 4 folding pates], number 028 of 200 copies, reprinted 1973. The Brevet (patent), valid for 5 years, was for ten horological tools including a wheel cutting engine, drilling machine, machine to cut rolled brass sheet, a lathe for turning fusees, barrels etc., etc. The plates are beautifully drawn and show some fine tools. A fine copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2636 - BX2)

Price: 60.00

[Lukin (J.)]: The Amateur Mechanic's Workshop
O/P. 148 pages, 2 folding plates, 168 figures, 7th edition, 1888. A treatise containing plain and concise directions for the manipulation of wood and metals including casting, forging, brazing, soldering and carpentry. A good copy (4cm split to cloth on spine). (Ref: K3500 - X2)

Price: 15.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: Catalogue 1955
O/P. 123 pages, illus., 1955. A catalogue of Swiss watch and clock materials, and tools. A good copy, card covers now worn and marked, top of some pages wrinkled due to moisture. [French, English and German language] (Ref: K3088 - P3)

Price: 18.00

Penman (L.): Using the Engineer's Lathe in Clockmaking

Penman (L.): Using the Engineer's Lathe in Clockmaking
NEW. 144 pages, over 160 illustrations, 2022. A practical guide to selecting, setting up and using an engineer's lathe to make the parts necessary when making and repairing clocks. A very useful book for those who have little or no experience of using a lathe. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5192)

Price: 19.99

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: Catalogue
O/P. A priced tools catalogue, for watch & clock makers and allied trades, probably published in the 1970's. Good copy but card covers now worn. (Ref: K4875 - H4)

Price: 10.00

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

Surrey Dane (E.): Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry
O/P. 291 pages, illustrated, 1973. The story of how Peter Stubs of Warrington, a file maker by trade, had the vision to organise the production and distribution of tools in South West Lancashire. He founded a business which was still in existence when the book was written 175 years later. Good copy, the dust jacket a bit worn. (Ref: K370 - F2)

Price: 55.00

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