Long Case Clocks - With Pictures and Details of the Most Famous Examples

Long Case Clocks - With Pictures and Details of the Most Famous Examples PDF Author: Anon.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 144749105X
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 44

Book Description
Learn everything you need to know about long case clocks with this helpful guide full of descriptions of the finest examples from around England. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Studio

The Studio PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages :

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Chats on Old Clocks

Chats on Old Clocks PDF Author: Arthur Hayden
Publisher:
ISBN: 3752395095
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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Reproduction of the original: Chats on Old Clocks by Arthur Hayden

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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A Short Dictionary Of Furniture

A Short Dictionary Of Furniture PDF Author: John Gloag
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447497724
Category : House & Home
Languages : en
Pages : 562

Book Description
A must have companion for any fan of antiques or furniture design. Including chapters on descriptions and design of furniture, furniture designers from Britain and America with notes on the different periods of furniture design. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

God's Clockmaker

God's Clockmaker PDF Author: John North
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1852855711
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 441

Book Description
Clocks became common in late medieval Europe and the measurement of time began to rule everyday life. God's Clockmaker is a biography of England's greatest medieval scientist, a man who solved major practical and theoretical problems to build an extraordinary and pioneering astronomical and astrological clock. Richard of Wallingford (1292-1336), the son of a blacksmith, was a brilliant mathematician with a genius for the practical solution of technical problems. Trained at Oxford, he became a monk and then abbot of the great abbey of St Albans, where he built his clock. Although as abbot he held great power, he was also a tragic figure, becoming a leper. His achievement, nevertheless, is a striking example of the sophistication of medieval science, based on knowledge handed down from the Greeks via the Arabs.

Design

Design PDF Author: Patricia Bueno
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN:
Category : Decoration and ornament
Languages : en
Pages : 333

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Collecting Clocks Clock Repairs & Trademarks Index

Collecting Clocks Clock Repairs & Trademarks Index PDF Author: Thomas Hodkin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326252496
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Languages : en
Pages : 232

Book Description
A comprehensive book on collecting & repairing antique clocks or timepieces written for both the amateur or experienced in mind. How to tell what's wrong, What tools to use, where to get parts and how to fit them, using hundreds of photographs and diagrams making repairs within most peoples reach, a separate section deals with sympathetic restoration of the case. The Trademarks section includes thousands of clockmakers marks from all around the world, usually stamped on the movement itself enabling the reader to accurately not only identify the maker but date and value the clock.

A Complete Guide to the History and Manufacture of Grandfather Clocks

A Complete Guide to the History and Manufacture of Grandfather Clocks PDF Author: Anon
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447482387
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
This vintage text contains an interesting and informative guide to the history and manufacture of grandfather clocks, complete with historical information, descriptions of many different varieties, and a plethora of authentic photographs. This accessible and informative guide will appeal to those with a keen interest in the history and development of grandfather clocks, and it will be of considerable value to antiques dealers and collectors. The chapters of this volume include: A History Of Clocks And Watches, The Development Of Grandfather Clock Cases, Late Arch-Dial Clocks In Walnut Cases, Square-Dial Clocks In Marqueterie Cases, Arch-Dial Clocks In Marqueterie Cases, Late Arch-Dial Clocks In Walnut Cases, etcetera. This antiquarian book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

Clockmaking - Past And Present

Clockmaking - Past And Present PDF Author: G. F. C. Gordon
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447488989
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 357

Book Description
This vintage book contains a complete guide to clocking making. This text is a veritable must-have for anyone with a keen interest in clocks and watches, and includes detailed, interesting information on the history of clock making, descriptions of the inner machinations and composition of clocks, and much more besides. Although old, the information contained herein is timeless, and will be of as much utility to modern readers as it was to those contemporary with its original publication. The chapters of this book include: A history of clocks and watches, Materials, Tools, Wheels and pinions, Escapements, Pendulums, Motive power, Striking mechanisms, Lantern clocks, Long case clocks, Bracket clocks, The age of a movement, Clock hands, British clocks for export, etcetera. We are republishing this antiquarian volume now in a modern, affordable edition complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.