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Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks

Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks
NEW. 160 pages, 51 figures, 1978. The life, times and work of Johann Ludwig Eberhardt who arrived in Salem, North Carolina from Germany in 1799. The movements and cases of over 30 clocks are described and Eberhardt features identified. With dust jacket, still in publisher's shrink wrap. (Ref: N3394)

Price: 20.00

Albright (F.P.): Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and his Salem Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, 51 figures, 1978. The life, times and work of Johann Ludwig Eberhardt who arrived in Salem, North Carolina from Germany in 1799. The movements and cases of over 30 clocks are described and Eberhardt features identified. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1551 - G5)

Price: 15.00

Anderson (J.M.): Charles Alva Smith: Vermont Maker of Unusual Wood Clocks
O/P. 67 pages, 146 figs., 1989. Charles Smith made about 600 wooden wall clocks in the period 1931 - 1945 including a few electric examples. He made the entire clock - case, dial, movement, weights etc., all to his own designs. A good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2904 - S3)

Price: 24.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907
NEW. 213 pages, a facsimile reprint published in 1988. A useful guide to Ansonia clocks being sold in 1906 when the company had offices in New York, Chicago and London. The catalogue illustrates alarm clocks, carriage, mantel and table clocks, wall clocks and tallcase clocks as well as marble clocks, other clocks, bronzes and candelabra. Every item is priced, many under 10 US dollars! Card covers. (Ref: N1422)

Price: 12.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Co. Crystal Regulators Catalogue 1905
O/P. 46 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1967. A reproduction of the Ansonia catalogue showing the wide range of crystal regulators made by the company in 1905. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2539 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Bailey (C.H.): More Clock Decorating Stencils
O/P. 84 pages, illustrated, 1994. Reproductions of working stencils designed by William B. Fenn of Plymouth Connecticut and used for ornamenting clocks glasses and case parts for Seth Thomas and other Connecticut manufacturers between about 1840 and 1863. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2826 - P3)

Price: 15.00

Bailey (C.H.): Seth Thomas Watches 1885 - 1915
O/P. 95 pages, illustrated, 1981. A reproduction of information, prices and illustrations from trade catalogues and parts catalogues produced by the Seth Thomas Clock Company between 1885 and 1915. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2545 - F3)

Price: 15.00

Bailey (C.H.): Two Hundred Years of American Clocks and Watches
O/P. 255 pages, 285 illustrations, 1975. An excellent survey of the wide range of American clocks and watches available, from the old and rare to the modern and affordable. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1388 - F4)

Price: 20.00

Battison (E.A.) & Kane (P.E.): The American Clock 1725 - 1865
O/P. 207 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1973. A well illustrated description of 48 American and two European clocks in the collections at Yale University. A good book which is now hard to find. A very good copy with good dust jacket (one small tear). (Ref: K1385 - S2)

Price: 30.00

Chandlee (E.E.): Six Quaker Clockmakers
O/P. 260 pages, 163 figures, first edition, 1943. An interesting study of the six clockmakers (Abel Cottey and 5 members of the Chandlee family) who worked in Nottingham on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border in the late seventeenth and all of the eighteenth century. Cottey, trained in England, was Pennsylvania's first clockmaker. A very good copy complete with original slip case (the latter now with some splits and wear). (Ref: K5088 - A2)

Price: 55.00

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876

David (Jacques): American and Swiss Watchmaking in 1876
NEW. 82 pages, 43 figures, 2003. An English translation, by Richard Watkins, of two reports to the Intercantonal Committee of Jura Industries on the Manufacture of Watches in the United States. The reports, by Jacques David, are dated January 1877 and March 1877. David attended the United States International Exhibition of 1876 held in Philadelphia and was shocked by what he saw. American manufacturers, using modern methods of production had left the Swiss makers well behind in a very competitive industry. The reports were a principal agent in modernising the Swiss industry and shed much light on American methods of the period. Essential reading for American watch enthusiasts. Card covers. (Ref: N616)

Price: 17.50

Distin (W.H.) & Bishop (R.): The American Clock
O/P. 359 pages, 661 photographs, 1st edition, 1976. A comprehensive pictorial survey of American clocks in the period 1723 to 1900, with a listing of 6153 American clockmakers. A fine copy of a very useful reference book. With very good dust jacket, faded on the spine. (Ref: K1125 - S3)

Price: 35.00

Distin (W.H.) & Bishop (R.): The American Clock
O/P. 359 pages, 661 photographs, reprinted 1983. A comprehensive pictorial survey of American clocks in the period 1723 to 1900, with a listing of 6153 American clockmakers. A very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K3642 - F6)

Price: 20.00

Drepperd (C.W.): American Clocks & Clockmakers
O/P. 312 pages + 52 page supplement, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1958. A good introduction to the subject. Good copy, cloth a little worn. (Ref: K3823 - Z2)

Price: 7.00

Dworetsky (L.) & Dickstein (R.): Horology Americana
O/P. 212 pages, 300 illustrations (204 in colour), 1972. This book illustrates over 200 American clocks of all types with excellent colour illustrations. A fine copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1390 - R2)

Price: 20.00

Eckhardt (G.H.): Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 229 pages, illus., an undated reprint of a book first published in 1955. A good book on Pennsylvania clocks with a detailed list of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania makers. The book also contains the music and words of Henry Clay Work's famous song "Grand-father's Clock" and a sequel to it. With poor dust jacket. (Ref: K1071 - H4)

Price: 15.00

Ehrhardt (R.) (editor): American Pocket Watches volume 3: Marion Watches
O/P. 147 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1993. A wealth of information, including serial numbers to enable the rapid identification of pocket watches made by the United States Watch Company of Marion, New Jersey and its successors. Good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3620 - M3)

Price: 15.00

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)

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


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