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Ehrhardt (R.) & Rabeneck (R.): F. Kroeber Clock Co. Identification with 1983-1984 Price Guide
O/P. 36 pages, illus., 1983. The book starts with a section on Florence Kroeber and the company he founded, followed by clock illustrations reprinted from two original Kroeber factory sales catalogues dated 1888 and 1893 with pictures from advertisements and sales flyers from the 1888 - 1895 era. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4773 - H3)

Price: 9.00

Friedberg (F.J.): The Illinois Watch: The Life and Times of a Great Watch Company

Friedberg (F.J.): The Illinois Watch: The Life and Times of a Great Watch Company
NEW. 288 pages, 433 illustrations, 2004. A history of the Illinois Watch Company with descriptions and illustrations of nearly every wristwatch design they created, and their variations. With price guide in US dollars and dust jacket. (Ref: P1891)
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Price: 66.50

Gibbs (J.W.): Buckeye Horology - A review of Ohio Clock and Watch Makers
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 1971. A comprehensive list of Ohio clock and watch makers with a listing of dealers and repairers, plus reproductions of old newspaper advertisements and a list of Ohio horological patent holders. A good copy (binding a bit loose) with dust jacket. (Ref: K3042 - R3)

Price: 20.00

Gibbs (J.W.): The Life and Death of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company
O/P. 82 pages, illustrated, 1960. The company was founded in 1866 and was very successful in the 19th century. The company went bankrupt in 1917. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3447 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930
O/P. 144 pages, 210 photographs, 36 figures, 1984. Published as supplement # 14 to the NAWCC Bulletin in 1984 this book is a comprehensive overview of the American Watchmaking industry with information about the watches, how they were made and the companies that made them. The quality of the text and photographs is much superior in this original edition than it is in the 2017 reprint. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1319 - G4)

Price: 20.00

Haselton (P.H.): The Watchman's Clock in America - A Brief History
O/P. 114 pages, illus., 1 folding plate, 1993. A good history, with details of the clocks and their manufacturers, from the introduction of the watchman's clock by J. E. Buerk in 1861 up to their decline in the 1970's. Good copy, the card covers now faded. (Ref: K2979 - Y1)

Price: 40.00

Hohmann (F.L.): Timeless Masterpiece American Brass Dial clocks
O/P. 376 pages, over 500 colour photographs, 2009. An excellent and beautifully illustrated book about the finest early American clocks from the colonial period to the early Republic, (i.e. from about 1720 to 1785). The book opens with essays on Clocks and Society, Clockmaking in Eighteenth-Century America, Clocks and Clock Shops, and Clock Cases in the American Colonies, followed by descriptions and illustration of 100 fine clocks and biographies of their makers. The clocks illustrated are mainly tallcase clocks, the remainder are spring driven bracket clocks and weight driven clocks for shelf or pedestal. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2156 - A3)

Price: 40.00

Holly (F.M.): For Generations to Come - the Life Story of Elias Ingraham
O/P. 224 pages, illus., 1975. Overcoming fire, bankruptcy and problematic business partners, Ingraham founded a clockmaking company which lasted for over 130 years. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2961 - K2)

Price: 15.00

Hoopes (P.R.): Shop Records of Daniel Burnap Clockmaker

Hoopes (P.R.): Shop Records of Daniel Burnap Clockmaker
O/P. 188 pages, illus., 1958. Daniel Burnap worked in East Windsor, Connecticut from about 1779 to 1805. Burnap is one of the few clockmakers whose records still exist so this book gives a good insight into the life and times of a successful late 18th century American clockmaker. A good copy. (Ref: K1552 - E2)
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Price: 80.00

[lllinois Watch Company]: Illinois Watches and their Makers
O/P. [52 pages], illustrated, reprinted 1999. A reprint of a booklet issued by the Illinois Watch Company circa 1920 which reproduced talks, articles and letters which appeared in the factory newsletter and advertising literature. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2728 - M1)

Price: 15.00

Katra (J.R.): Clockmakers & Clockmaking in Southern Maine 1770 - 1870
O/P. 80 pages, 159 illus., 1989. The first half concentrates on clocks made in the Portland and Brunswick region, the second part studies the clocks of the Alfred and Berwick area including the Quaker clockmakers who used iron movement plates. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3054 - BX13)

Price: 12.00

Mallory (S.R.): Clock and Watch Companies 1700's - 2000's (to order)

Mallory (S.R.): Clock and Watch Companies 1700's - 2000's
NEW. 2 volumes, 398 and 478 pages, 2011. This work, is an excellent reference to the clock and watch companies in business over the last 300 years with histories, biographical details, trade marks, trade names, addresses, dates in business, etc. Several hundred companies are listed from America and 20 other countries around the world. The quantity of information in these two volumes is amazing! It is an essential reference source, not just for American businesses but also for British, French and German companies. With dust jackets and slip case.

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(Ref: N2594)
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Price: 86.99

Muir (W.) & Kraus (B.): Marion - A History of The United States Watch Company
O/P. 216 pages, 255 illus., 1st edition, 1985. Limited edition of 2000 copies. A comprehensive and well researched history of the United States Watch Company of Marion, New Jersey and their watches. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3240 - W3)

Price: 30.00

Owen (George B. & Co.): Illustrated Catalogue of Geo. B. Owen Clocks (1878)
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 2002. A facsimile of a priced clock catalogue issued in 1878 by George B. Owen & Company of Winsted, Connecticut. With a 6 page biography, and a photograph, of Owen taken in 1898. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4196 - BX9)

Price: 15.00

Palmer (B.): A Treasury of American Clocks
O/P. 371 pages, 558 illustrations, 9th printing, 1977. A good, well illustrated survey to a wide range of American clocks. The book also includes a list of over 6,000 American clockmakers. A very good copy with worn dust jacket. (Ref: K235 - Q2)

Price: 18.00

Palmer (B.): The Book of American Clocks
O/P. 318 pages, 312 illustrations, 12th printing, 1974. A pictorial survey of American clocks and a few watches, plus a list of over 6000 American clock and watch makers. A very good copy, the dust jacket now a little worn. (Ref: K1387 - H6)

Price: 10.00

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks
NEW. 247 pages, well illustrated, 1989. A good book about European and American skeleton clocks. This and Roberts' book Skeleton Clocks, Britain 1800 - 1914 are the definitive works about this type of clock. With dust jacket. (Ref: N255)
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Price: 69.99

Roberts (K.D.): The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology 1810 - 1862
O/P. 338 pages, 102 figures, 1st edition 1970. An important and well researched study of the important developments in clockmaking, achieved during the first half of the 19th century, by Joseph Ives and his contemporaries in Bristol, Connecticut. A fine copy, the dust jacket very good with one small tear. (Ref: K1536 - Z3)

Price: 35.00

Roberts (K.D.): The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology 1810 - 1862
O/P. 388 pages, 167 figures, 2nd edition 1988. An important and well researched study of the important developments in clockmaking, achieved during the first half of the 19th century, by Joseph Ives and his contemporaries in Bristol, Connecticut. A fine copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top edge). (Ref: K1537 - A2)

Price: 35.00

Roberts (K.D.) & Taylor (S.): Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock

Roberts (K.D.) & Taylor (S.): Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock
O/P. 376 pages, over 200 figures, 2nd edition, 1994. The life and career of Eli Terry are well documented in this well researched book, as is the early period of American clock production using wooden movements. Terry was the originator of the American system of mass production using interchangeable parts, necessary for him to complete a contract for 4000 clocks in 1806 - 1809. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3633 - V2)
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Price: 45.00

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