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Collins (P.R.): FitzRoy and his Barometers

Collins (P.R.): FitzRoy and his Barometers
NEW. 144 pages, illustrated, 2007. An interesting book about Robert FitzRoy, Captain of HMS Beagle during the famous voyage with Charles Darwin, and in later life a passionate advocate of the use of the barometer to reduce fatalities at sea. The book concentrates on FitzRoy's contribution to meteorology and the barometer which bears his name. Card covers. (Ref: N1497)

Price: 9.95
Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke (1st edition)

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
NEW. 212 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1st edition, 2004. A good book about pocket sundials of all types with detailed explanations of how to use them. The book has useful appendices on caring for dials, fakes, magnetic deviation and museums with sundial collections. In case you are wondering 'he drew a dial from his poke' is a quotation from Shakespeare. With dust jacket. New copies, found in box at back of storeroom. (Ref: N417)

Price: 38.00
Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3465)

Price: 30.00
Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War

Czubernat (S.): Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War
NEW. 176 pages, 440 illustrations, 2015. The story of the wristwatches made by the Elgin National Watch Company that accompanied US Army troops into the trenches in World War 1. The book covers the company history and then describes the various models (with rarity and price guide in US dollars) made during the conflict. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3714)

Price: 55.00
Daniels (G.): All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker

Daniels (G.): All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker
NEW. 222 pages, 80 plates (many in colour), expanded edition reprinted 2018. First published in 2000, with a revised edition in 2006, this new edition has the same text and illustrations as the original plus additional photographs of aspects of Daniels life in 2010 and his tourbillon wristwatch and co-axial anniversary wristwatch developed after the book was first written. George Daniels is famous for his invention of the co-axial escapement and for the design and production of a small number of excellent watches for which he made all the parts including the case. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1262)

Price: 30.00
Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet

Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet
New. 394 pages, well illustrated with 427 b&w illustrations and 12 colour plates, reprinted with a foreword by Emmanuel Breguet, 2021. Long out of print, this much needed reprint makes Daniels' standard reference work, about the life and work of Abraham Louis Breguet and his successors, available to a new generation of enthusiasts and collectors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5084)

Price: 95.00
Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement

Daniels (G.): The Practical Watch Escapement
NEW. 76 pages, illustrated, new edition, 2016. An expert's description of all common escapements with practical notes on their geometries, together with a description and drawings of George Daniel's famous co-axial escapement, the first new escapement since Thomas Mudge's lever. The text of this new edition is the same as the first edition, plus a foreword by Roger Smith and a summary of the industry's use of the co-axial escapement since Omega started using it in their wristwatches in 1999. The photographs, different but now in colour, show several of Daniel's pocket watches and his Anniversary wristwatch. This new edition is hardback with dust jacket. (Ref: N4096)

Price: 30.00
Daniels (G.): Watchmaking

Daniels (G.): Watchmaking
NEW. 420 pages, portraits, 25 plates, 777 figures, 4th edition, reprinted 2014. A superb book, by the world's greatest 20th century watchmaker, which explains in detail how to design and make all the parts of a watch. The drawings by David Penney are excellent and make all the techniques described in the text easily understandable. Daniels' aim in writing the book was to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking - the aim has been achieved as the book has been constantly in demand since it was first published in 1981. This edition has an additional portrait of Daniels and 3 new plates (numbered 0, 23 & 24). With dust jacket. (Ref: N876)

Price: 65.00
Darken (J.) (editor): The Passage of Time - an Exhibition of Timekeeping Through the Ages

Darken (J.) (editor): The Passage of Time - an Exhibition of Timekeeping Through the Ages
NEW. 41 pages, illustrated, 1999. The catalogue of an exhibition held in London in November 1999. Many of the clocks were on loan from private collections so the illustrations are not available elsewhere. Card covers. (Ref: N985)

Price: 9.00
Davies (E.): Greater Manchester Clocks and Clockmakers

Davies (E.): Greater Manchester Clocks and Clockmakers
NEW. 342 pages, about 270 illustrations, 2007. A well researched new book containing detailed information about the clock and watch makers of Southeast Lancashire and Northeast Cheshire (including Stockport, Oldham, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Wigan and Ashton-under-Lyne). As well as information on the makers the book has chapters on turret clocks, public clocks, scientific lectures, the Townley group of astronomers and mill clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1283)

Price: 35.00
De Carle (D.):  Clock and Watch Repairing

De Carle (D.): Clock and Watch Repairing
NEW. 309 pages, 248 figures, reprinted 2003. First published in 1959 this book has three sections: clock repair, watch repair and the mechanics of complicated watches. With dust jacket.

* Was £18.99, now on special offer at £12.50 *

(Ref: N512)

Price: 12.50
De Carle (D.):  Complicated Watches and Their Repair

De Carle (D.): Complicated Watches and Their Repair
NEW. 174 pages, 217 figures, 2011. First published in 1956 this book has been reprinted many times as it is an essential reference book for the watch repairer and restorer. The book covers automatic watches, chronographs, alarm watches, calendar watches and repeaters from all the major manufacturers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N646)

Price: 18.50
De Carle (D.): Practical Clock Repairing

De Carle (D.): Practical Clock Repairing
NEW. 244 pages, 405 figures, reprinted 2017. De Carle wrote this book in 1946 because no authoritative book existed to provide the specialist knowledge required by apprentices and working clock repairers. The book has become a standard reference work on the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: N514)

Price: 18.99
De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Adjusting & Springing
NEW. 150 pages, 4 plates, 186 figures, reprinted 2023. Writing in 1977, Donald De Carle observed that watch adjusting and springing had reached its peak - quartz watches being superior timekeepers. If you work on watches with balance springs then you need this book, it will enable you to get the best out of a mechanical watch. (Ref: N513)

Price: 22.00
De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Repairing

De Carle (D.): Practical Watch Repairing
NEW. 319 pages, 574 figures, third edition, reprinted 2020. De Carle wrote this book in 1946 because no authoritative book existed to provide the specialist knowledge required by apprentices and working watch repairers. The book has become a standard reference work on the subject; this edition includes chapters on the Bulova tuning fork watch and the use of timing machines. With dust jacket. (Ref: N509)

Price: 18.99
De Carle (D.): The Watchmakers and Model Engineers Lathe - a Users Manual

De Carle (D.): The Watchmakers and Model Engineers Lathe a Users Manual
NEW. 238 pages, 73 plates, 229 figures, 6th edition, reprinted 2022. This edition of this well known work was revised by Eric Redstall. This book is the standard work on the subject and is a comprehensive survey of lathes and lathe accessories worldwide. The book also has a list of lathe and tool stockists in Great Britain and the U.S.A. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2308)

Price: 20.00
Dunn (R.): The Telescope - A Short History

Dunn (R.): The Telescope - A Short History
NEW. 192 pages, 61 illustrations, 2011. An interesting, informative and very readable history of the telescope from its invention in 1608 to the present. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3562)

Price: 12.99
Dzik (W.H.): Engraving on English Table Clocks:  Art on a Canvas of Brass, 1660-1800

Dzik (W.H.): Engraving on English Table Clocks: Art on a Canvas of Brass, 1660-1800
NEW. 439 pages, 738 illustrations, 2019. Art on a Canvas of Brass is the first book devoted to an analysis of the decorative engraving found on the backplates of English table clocks. Based on engravings from over 1,000 backplate images, the text focuses on the design patterns and imagery from the advent of the pendulum clock until the close of the 18th century. Throughout the book, the figures reveal relationships between different clockmakers who shared the talents of the same engraving artist. The book provides a systematic approach to "reading" engraving patterns on English spring clocks. With dust jacket.

** Those who purchase the book also receive access to an on-line supplement that presents information and images on engraving patterns of over 400 clocks not covered in the book's text. The supplement also contains a Tompion Concordance that allows you to look at images of over 100 Tompion clocks if all you know is the Tompion number. The supplement will be regularly updated by the author. **

(Ref: N4885)

Price: 75.00
Dzik (W.H.): Beneath the Dial: English Clock Pull Repeat Striking, 1675-1725

Dzik (W.H.): Beneath the Dial: English Clock Pull Repeat Striking, 1675-1725
NEW. 589 pages, circa 1000 illustrations, 2023. Beneath the Dial is the first book in almost 40 years devoted to pull repeat striking in early English clocks. The book is divided into two parts - part 1 reviews the origins of pull repeat striking during the last quarter of the 17th century; part 2 presents a detailed illustrated Atlas which categorizes pull quarter strike designs for over 200 clocks and timepieces produced between 1675 and 1725. The book includes expert technical contributions by Roger Still, an experienced clock restorer. (Ref: N5200)

Price: 99.00
Edwardes (E.L.): Weight-Driven Dutch Clocks & Their Japanese Connections

Edwardes (E.L.): Weight-Driven Dutch Clocks & Their Japanese Connections
NEW. 206 pages, illustrated, 1996. The long awaited final volume of Edwardes' work. Five chapters on different types of Dutch clocks and one chapter on Japanese clockmaking and the Dutch influence on it. This is a useful reference book for Dutch and Japanese clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N112)

Price: 24.99

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