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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

Monk (S.C.): The Essence of Clock Repair
O/P. 193 pages, illus., 1983. An American publication by a well respected clockmaker, this book studies over 50 types of clock and their repair. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1183 - G7)

Price: 25.00

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements
NEW. 248 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2002. An excellent book for the practical enthusiast. The book is comprehensive in its treatment of virtually all escapements including platform escapements on carriage clocks. Useful chapters on pendulum suspensions and pendulums are also included. With dust jacket. Please note: this is old stock, still in publisher's shrink wrap, now with a bump to one top corner. (Ref: N242)

Price: 60.00
Penman (L.): Using the Engineer's Lathe in Clockmaking

Penman (L.): Using the Engineer's Lathe in Clockmaking
NEW. 144 pages, over 160 illustrations, 2022. A practical guide to selecting, setting up and using an engineer's lathe to make the parts necessary when making and repairing clocks. A very useful book for those who have little or no experience of using a lathe. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5192)

Price: 19.99

Phillips (E.): Treatise on the Balance Spring
O/P. 102 pages, figs., 1978. A translation into English, by J. D. Weaver, of the works by Edouard Phillips on the isochronism of balance springs and pendulums. The original French articles are fairly inaccessible so this work is very useful and now hard to find. Good copy, card covers, ring bound. (Ref: K2499 - F4)

Price: 45.00

Reeve (C.B.): The Musical Clock
O/P. 125 pages, 59 figs., 1975. Information and plans to build a 3-train, weight-driven musical clock movement. The book was written for the average model engineer who has a 2½" lathe and associated equipment. A very good copy, the dust jacket good but worn to top edges. (Ref: K778 - R1)

Price: 25.00

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Watch Repairing and Adjusting
O/P. 118 pages, 123 figures, 1st edition, not dated but early 1930's. Useful chapters on watch repairing written by a Swiss expert with additional chapters by Robinson. With remains of dust jacket. (Ref: K720 - C2)

Price: 12.00

Rudolph (J.S.): Make Your Own Working Paper Clock
O/P. 40 pages, illustrated, 1983. The preface, by Isaac Asimov, is followed by instructions and pages of thick card which when cut out and assembled make a working weight-driven pendulum wall clock - all you need to complete the clock is wire (for the arbors), glue, string and sand (for the weight). Have fun! Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3819 - L3)

Price: 7.00

Schreiber (E.): Vollstndiges handbuch der Uhrmacherkunst,: Vollstndiges handbuch der Uhrmacherkunst,
O/P. 596 pages, 3rd edition, 1860. The atlas of 21 plates is missing. A complete manual of watchmaking. Sold with a photostat of the 18 plates published in the second edition of the book in 1856. A good copy internally, bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards, front board almost detached, rear board very loose. [German language] (Ref: K5138 - W2)

Price: 35.00

Schulz (W.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch: Hand- und Nachschlagebuch fr den Taschenuhren-Reparateur
O/P. 401 pages, 310 figs., 5 folding plates, 1908. A detailed manual and reference book for the pocket watch repairer. Very good copy, very minor foxing, skillfully rebound with original cloth laid down. [German language] (Ref: K3136 - P2)

Price: 35.00

Schultz (W.) & Kames (F.R.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch
O/P. 538 pages, portrait, 392 figures, 5 plates, 8th edition, 1933. A well known handbook for the pocket watch repairer at the workbench. Good copy, boards a bit loose. [German language] (Ref: K5137 - Z2)

Price: 9.00

Seibel (E.) & Hagans (O.R.): Complicated Watches
O/P. 136 pages, 152 figs., 1945. A practical manual for the repair of chronographs and other complicated watches. A good copy, the card covers faded to spine and light wear to corners. (Ref: K1205 - BX8)

Price: 18.00

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches August 1998
O/P. 26 pages, 1998. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4838 - BX17)

Price: 5.00

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches June 1999
O/P. 28 pages, 1999. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4839 - BX9)

Price: 5.00

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks
NEW. 235 pages, 147 figures, reprinted 2019. The authors describe how to clean and service clock movements, how to refurbish dials and discuss all aspects of case restoration using an 8-day and a 30-hour longcase clock as examples. This is one of the better books for DIY clock enthusiasts. With dj. (Ref: N511)

Price: 27.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 78 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. New copies, purchased from a retired bookseller, minor shelf wear to dust jackets. (Ref: K3754 - Q2)

Price: 15.00

Swinburne (J.): The Mechanism of the Watch
O/P. 88 pages, 1st impression, 1950. A book with lots of information and explanations for the enthusiast. This is the best copy I have ever seen of this book, the dust jacket is almost complete but with wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. (Ref: K288 - C2)

Price: 15.00

Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1056 - E3)

Price: 35.00

Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy without dust jacket. (Ref: K391 - E2)

Price: 30.00

Vogel (C.F.): Praktisher unterricht von Taschenuhren sowol fr Verfertiger als auch fr Liebhaber derselben
O/P. 422 pages + 20 page index, 6 folding plates, facsimile reprint 1978. Originally published in Leipzig in1774, this book contains practical instructions about pocket watches for both makers and enthusiasts; according to Baillie it gives an insight into workshop methods at the time. Very good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5140 - Y2)

Price: 9.00


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