Wales Clocks and Clockmakers
Author: William Linnard
270 pages, illustrated.
This completely new and comprehensive reference book treats the subject from the earliest records of medieval Welsh clocks and their makers, through the classical period of clockmaking in the eighteenth century, right up to the decline of traditional clockmaking towards the end of the nineteenth century.
The book includes: early turret clocks in Welsh cathedrals and churches; the first records of domestic clocks in Wales; and the inventories of Welsh clockmakers.
Fully illustrated accounts are given of brass-dial and painted-dial longcase clocks, and distinctively Welsh features of dial decoration and case design are described.
Further chapters cover special topics such as: tidal-dial clocks from around the coast of Wales, and the many Welshmen who worked as clockmakers and watchmakers in London, Bristol and Shrewsbury. There are also detailed descriptions of some outstanding individual Welsh clocks.
A major part of the book is the comprehensive illustrated alphabetical list, giving details of well over 2,000 individual Welsh clockmakers and their clocks, while the geographical and subject indexes facilitate searches and cross-referencing. This book contains over 240 illustrations.
This book, the first on the clocks an clockmakers of Wales in over quarter of a century, incorporates the latest research, much of it never before published. Much needed and long awaited, Wales, Clocks & Clockmakers is an essential resource for horologists, antique collectors, and Welsh historians alike.