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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 (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements
NEW. 288 pages, profusely illustrated, 2004. The third and final book in Derek Roberts' excellent series on precision clocks. This volume includes the work of Berthoud, Janvier, Robin, Breguet, Lepine, Riefler and Strasser & Rohde amongst the European makers plus Seth Thomas, Charles Fasoldt and William Bond and other American makers. The final chapters on the 20th century concentrate on the work of Fedchenko, Professor Hall and Phillip Woodward. All 3 books in the series are essential reading. With dust jacket. (Ref: N432)
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Price: 86.99

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

Robinson (R.W.) & Burt (H.B.): The Willard House and Clock Museum and The Willard Family Clockmakers
O/P. 262 pages, over 370 illustrations, 1996. A detailed description of the most complete collection of Willard clocks in existence and the history of the property (now the museum) where the Willard brothers learned and practiced their trade. Fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2925 - M3)

Price: 50.00

Rogers (R.M.) : Trumbull County Clock Industry, 1812 - 1835
O/P. 52 pages, illustrated, 1991. A detailed, well researched account of the clockmakers of Trumbull County, Ohio who make wooden movements for longcase and shelf clocks. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K3635 - H1)

Price: 15.00

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family
NEW. 424 pages, 450 illustrations, 2019. An excellent book on the Bond family's achievements in the development of precision timekeeping in America. The family excelled in practical and theoretical work in astronomy, clock design, time distribution, and celestial photography-assisting astronomers to map the sky, sailors to determine longitude at sea, and the New England Railroads to run to time. As well as the chronometer, clock and watch business, family members were directors of Harvard College Observatory; introduced the drum chronograph to the scientific community, and designed & built 3 extremely accurate astronomical regulators with detached escapements and conical pendulums. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4559)
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Price: 52.50

Seth Thomas Clocks: Seth Thomas Clocks for 1939
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, 1995. A facsimile reprint of a catalogue of Seth Thomas clocks, first issued in 1938. The items include key wound spring-driven clocks and self-starting electric models. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4992 - W3)

Price: 9.00

Spittler (T.): American Clocks, an Introduction
O/P. 130 pages, illustrated, 2011. A useful introduction to American clocks and their industrial history, published by Clocks Magazine. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4415 - F5)

Price: 5.00

Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers

Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers
NEW. 336 pages, 2000. A comprehensive and well researched publication listing the individuals and firms involved in making America's clocks and watches. This book is an essential research tool as the listing contains many names not previously included in any list of American makers. (Ref: N621)

Price: 25.00

Sposato (K.A.): The Dictionary of American Clock and Watch Makers
O/P. 190 pages, 1983. A list of American makers with location and dates, together with cross references to other sources of information (including photographs) to the maker and his work. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K3239 - W3)

Price: 30.00

Swedberg (R.W.) & Swedberg (H.): American Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 179 pages, illustrated, 1989. A guide to American clocks illustrating over 350 examples from well-known makers such as Eli Terry, Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Waterbury, New Haven, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1658 - X2)

Price: 10.00

Swedberg (R.W.) & Swedberg (H.): Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks
O/P. 335 pages, 16 pages of colour & numerous b&w illustrations, 2001. A good introduction to the wide variety of American clocks available. Large format paperback, a very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2409 - A3)

Price: 12.00

Swedberg (W.) & Swebderg (H.): Warman's American Clocks Field Guide
O/P. 512 pages, illustrated, 2003. A pocket guide (13 x 11 x 3 cm) to American clocks with notes on identification and value. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3994 - F5)

Price: 5.00

Tyler (E.J.): American Clocks for the Collector
O/P. 209 pages, illustrated, 1981. A very good introduction to the wealth of affordable American clocks still to be found in America and Europe. 209 pages, illustrated, 1981. A good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K373 - H4)

Price: 20.00

Ultsch (W.) & Cowan (D.): Handbook of Clocks Produced by Charles Kirk, Elisha C. Brewster and Brewster & Ingrahams at Bristol, Connecticut 1828 - 1852
O/P. 77 pages, 106 figs., 1996. An interesting book about the early mass produced spring driven clocks manufactured in Bristol, Connecticut. Good copy (bruise to top of spine), card covers. (Ref: K4988 - K1)

Price: 15.00

Waltham Clock Company: Hall Clocks, Regulators, Bank and Balcony Clocks...
O/P. 20 pages, illustrated, no date. A 1980's (?) facsimile reprint of a Waltham Clock Company Catalogue of 1906 for 'Hall Clocks, Regulators, Bank and Balcony Clocks, Willard Banjo Clocks, Office, Depot and School Clocks'. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4987 - BX12)

Price: 9.00

Waterbury Clock Co.: Illustrated Catalogue of Clocks, Regulators, and Calendars, ..
O/P. 132 pages, illus., no date. A late 20th century reprint of a Waterbury Clock Company catalogue first issued in 1867. Good copy, the covers now a little marked. (Ref: K2998 - BX8)

Price: 10.00


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