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Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775

Marchenoir (J.): Treasures of Vacheron Constantin - A legacy of Watchmaking since 1775
NEW. 211 pages, illustrated, 2011. Published in conjunction with an exhibition in Singapore, held in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin, this is a brief history of this famous watchmaking company with descriptions and illustrations of many fine pocket watches and wristwatches produced by them in the last 250 years. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2680)

Price: 30.00
Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines

Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines
NEW. 387 pages, illustrated in colour, 1990. A good, well illustrated, guide to Longines pocket watches and wristwatches; written with the cooperation of the Longines company. As you would expect the book starts with a history of the firm, details of calibres produced and a brief table of serial numbers with approximate dates when they were produced. With dust jacket. [Text in Italian, French and English]

***Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book.***

(Ref: N1353)

Price: 110.00
Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers

Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers
NEW. 421 pages, over 500 illustrations, 2019. An excellent, much needed, addition to the books about clock and watch makers in the English counties. The book traces the history of clock and watch making in Buckinghamshire from the early 17th to the 20th century; with biographical information on over 600 men and women associated with the craft together will illustrations of their work. Also included is a large section on turret clocks in the county, with more than 100 clocks listed including over 40 seventeenth and eighteenth century examples. With dust jacket.

* Was £48.00, now on special offer at £35.00 *

(Ref: N4948)

Price: 35.00
Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire

Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire
NEW. 252 pages, approx 530 colour illustrations, 2013. An excellent book on the group of Quaker blacksmith/clockmakers, in the form of the Gilkes and Fardon families - who, along with their descendants, relatives and apprentices, produced one of the most iconic styles of English country clockmaking, instantly recognisable to clock collectors - the iron-posted hoop and spike clock with distinctive ring and zigzag engraved dials. With dust jacket.

* This book is now out of print - These are my final copies *

(Ref: N3184)

Price: 48.00
McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock

McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock
NEW. 183 pages, 82 illustrations, 2020. A thorough study of Harrison's pendulum clockmaking from a practical perspective and the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison's complex and surprising pendulum clock theory. An unofficial test of Martin Burgess's 'Clock B' at the Royal Observatory, made from modern materials and following the perceived format laid out in Harrison's convoluted text 'Concerning such mechanism ...', showed exceptional timekeeping and proved that Harrisons ideas were sound. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5026)

Price: 53.00
McKay (C.): Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster

McKay (C.): Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster
NEW. 279 pages, 8 pages of colour illustrations and 260 b&w illus., signed by author, 2010. A comprehensive history of 'Big Ben', the great clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster as the seat of government right up to the celebrations of the Great Clock's 150th anniversary in 2009. The book includes full technical descriptions of the clock and the bells, including the cracking of the bell in 1859 and the clock disaster of 1976. An interesting book for all those interested in clocks and our Victorian heritage. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2266)

Price: 55.00
McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles

McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2001. Advertising material and catalogues, dating from 1880 and circa 1910, showing Smith's products are reproduced in facsimile, as well as a Victorian article about the firm from The Illustrated London News. The material covers all kinds of English clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N531)

Price: 12.00
McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England

McKenna (J.): Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England
NEW. 368 pages, 300 illus., 1 map, 2002. A very detailed study of makers in Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. As well as the biographical details of makers there are sections on Uttoxeter case makers, Newcastle-under-Lyme movement makers, sources of parts and materials as well as Birmingham dial makers and dial painters. This is an excellent book and well worth buying. With dust jacket. (Ref: N206)

Price: 35.00
Mehltretter (J.M.): Patek Philippe: Cult Object and Investment

Mehltretter (J.M.): Patek Philippe: Cult Object and Investment
NEW. 256 pages, 1st English language edition, 218 illustrations, 2012. Written for the serious collector and investor this book illustrates and describes in great detail 90 different Patek Philippe classic wristwatches from 1935 to the 1980's. As well as a brief history of the firm, the book has useful chapters on how to assess and how to purchase a vintage watch, plus notes on professional refurbishment. The final section is a detailed list of reference numbers with commentary of all models from the 1930's to the 1980's. With dust jacket.

* Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book *

(Ref: N2807)

Price: 100.00
Mennim (E.): Transit Circle: The Story of William Simms 1793 - 1860

Mennim (E.): Transit Circle: The Story of William Simms 1793 - 1860
NEW. 303 pages, illus., no date. A biography of William Simms senior who entered into partnership with Edward Troughton in 1826. Troughton & Simms made all kinds of scientific instruments but are best remembered for their optical instruments which were sold to observatories around the world. Soft covers. (Ref: N399)

Price: 9.50
Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology

Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology
NEW. 249 pages, figures, originally published in 1966 this is the recent paperback reprint. An interesting work on thermometers and thermometer scales and also a learned tome for weather buffs. Paperback. (Ref: N1801)

Price: 18.00
Miles (R.H.A.) (Translator): The Bulle-Clock of Favre-Bulle, a Practical Manual

Miles (R.H.A.) (Translator): The Bulle-Clock of Favre-Bulle, a Practical Manual
O/P. 55 pages, illus., reprinted 2012. An English translation of a practical manual published by Favre-Bulle circa 1929. The book describes the design principles of the Bulle electric clock and the practical aspects of checking, testing and adjusting the movement and the electrical circuit. If you have the clock, you need the book! Soft covers. (Ref: N213)

Price: 20.00
Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks
NEW. [98 pages], illustrated, 2007. This book published by the AHS's Electrical Horology Group is an English translation of several original French product catalogues, installation and set up notes, and a fault-finding guide. The catalogues cover a wide range of Brillié clocks and the notes on operation, installation and fault finding will be of use to restorers. Soft covers. (Ref: N1427)

Price: 15.00
Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping

Miles (R.H.A.): Synchronome - Masters of Electrical Timekeeping
NEW. 274 pages, over 300 illustrations, revised 2nd edition, reprinted 2021. The book contains a small number of revisions and corrections to the first edition which was published in 2011. A well researched and comprehensive work on the Synchronome company, their master clock in all its forms and variants, and their slave dials and ancillary equipment. The book also has chapters on the development of the precision clock by William Hamilton Shortt with a list of all known Shortt clocks, the detail of their order-book specification, original location and subsequent history where known. The book is the standard reference work on Synchronome and Shortt - Synchronome clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5167)

Price: 39.50
Millburn (J.R.): Adams of Fleet Street - Instrument Makers to King George III

Millburn (J.R.): Adams of Fleet Street - Instrument Makers to King George III
NEW. 420 pages, illustrated, 2000. An excellent study of the scientific instrument business founded by George Adams in 1734 and continued by his sons George junior and Dudley until 1817. Adams made some of the finest instruments of the 18th century and wrote several technical books. This book reproduces several catalogues by Adams and has a detailed list of publications by the family. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1373)

Price: 80.00
Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks

Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks
NEW. 304 pages, 721 colour illustrations, 2012. A well illustrated new book about the rarer and more unusual Black Forest clocks - small or musical or with automata or with other complications. The appendices of the book are a reprint of various important original catalogues produced by Black Forest casemakers (including carvers) and clockmakers, including Johann Baptist Beha. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2719)

Price: 85.00
Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798

Moore (D.S.) & Priestley (P.T.): Some Account of Liverpool Watch Case Makers 1785 - 1798
NEW. [13 pages], 3 figs., 1997. Useful information about Liverpool watch case makers and their marks, first published in Antiquarian Horology. Card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: N1357)

Price: 2.00
[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks

[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks
NEW. 49 pages, illustrated, facsimile reprint, 2015. A facsimile of a John Moore & Sons Catalogue, with an introduction by Chris McKay, originally published circa 1877. The catalogue includes lists of turret clocks made by the company, sold in Britain and overseas. (Ref: N3829)

Price: 10.00
Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen

Murray (H.): Directory of York Goldsmiths, Silversmiths & Associated Craftsmen
NEW. 160 pages, 14 plates, 1998. This well researched book includes York watch and clock makers who may also have worked in gold and silver. Each entry includes dates, addresses and family details where known. Card covers. (Ref: N695)

Price: 10.00
Mtzlitz (H.): A. Lange & Shne Highlights

Mtzlitz (H.): A. Lange & Shne Highlights
NEW. 95 pages, 120 colour illustrations, 2010. A history of this famous firm, founded in 1845 and, since 1990, again a premier maker of mechanical wristwatches. The book documents the wristwatches produced since 1994 including the Lange 1, 1815, Arkade and Cabaret models. [Text in English and German] (Ref: P2272)

Price: 12.95

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