Watch And Clock Making And Repairing

Author: W. J. Gazeley
Editor: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9780709049951
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First published in 1953, this authoritative work, which was based on a lifetime's practical experience, has been in continuous demand and is recognized as a classic work on the subject. Its great strength lies in the descriptions and principles of watch and clock construction in an easy-to-follow manner. The book opens with a description of the various tools and materials essential for good work; details are then given concerning the construction and repair of the various types of movement, trains, motion work and gearing, the various forms of escapement, keyless mechanisms, balances and balance springs, pendulums, striking and repeating mechanisms, calendars, chronograph work and chronometers. The subject of cleaning is given careful consideration, while filing and turning, the two most important operations in watch and clock making, are given special attention. The construction of specialist tools for repair work, many of which were designed by the author, is explained in some detail and illustrated by working drawings. In addition, an appendix lists the various causes of failure and bad time-keeping.

Clockmaking Tools And Their Uses

Author: Laurie Penman
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ISBN: 9781518678219
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Laurie Penman has published more than thirty clock related books including this series and he taught the subject for forty years. The original; correspondence course had its beginnings in the 1980s and has evolved to the present production with the addition of digital illustrations, desk cams and Skype. The full set of course books comprise over twenty volumes each of which covers specific tasks and skill sets. The books are now offered individually and in sub-sets as elements of a stand- alone distance learning course. This allows the progressive purchase of the books of most interest and when needed; facilitating the spreading of purchase costs. The course books are designed to provide the detailed information needed for repairing clocks and replacing worn or lost parts such as gears, other parts of the mechanism, worn pivots and pivot holes. Twelve of the books include exercises covering invisible bushing, pivot making and refurbishing, simple turning, repairing and mounting gear wheels, accurate filing, the design and making of the various parts of a rack striking mechanism and escapement correction and design. There are twenty four in the series at the moment (October 2015) and others will be added and announced on the website www.clockrepairandrestoration.co.uk

Clockmaking Past And Present With Which Is Incorporated The More Important Portions Of Clocks Watches And Bells By The Late Lord Grimthorpe Relating To Turret Clocks And Gravity Escapements

Author: G. Gordon
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447488989
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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.

Mastered By The Clock

Author: Mark Michael Smith
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807846933
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Challenging traditional assumptions about the plantation economy's reliance on a pre-modern, nature-based conception of time, Mark M. Smith shows how and why southerners--particularly masters and their slaves--came to view the clock as a legitimate arbiter of time. Ironically, Smith shows, freedom largely consolidated the dependence of masters as well as freedpeople on the clock.

Extraordinary Jobs In The Service Sector

Author: Alecia T. Devantier
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438111789
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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Watch Repair For Beginners

Author: Harold C. Kelly
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626366403
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First written by the definitive expert in 1957, Watch Repair for Beginners is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how to fix their own watch. Learn what horology is; the basics of watch and clock repairing; the mechanics of a clock; how the wheels work; the difference between an automatic watch, a stop watch, and a chronograph; and so much more. With detailed black-and-white illustrations, this timeless classic is a must-have addition to any horology lover’s collection.

Watch Making Depot

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Handbill, "Printed as a supplement to the 'Rutherglen sun'' 1st July 1891, advertising the opening of a Rutherglen branch of the J. C. Weir & Co., Watch-repairing Company. Their other branches were at Dunolly, Tarnagulla and Donald.

Bulletin Of The National Association Of Watch And Clock Collectors

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New And Complete Clock And Watchmakers Manual With Numerous Engravings Compiled From The French With An Appendix Containing A History Of Clock And Watchmaking In America

Author: Mary Louise BOOTH
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Pennsylvania Clocks And Watches

Author: James W. Gibbs
Editor: Penn State University Press
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A history of timepieces made in Pennsylvania from William Penn's time to the present, this book is more than a compendium of clock and watchmakers and their work. With abundant illustrations and lore from historians in every part of the state, it recreates a time when clock and watchmaking was not a mere occupation: it was truly a craft. The author attributes this characteristic to the Keystone State's unusually varied population, and explores the various "old world" influences affecting the design and style of timepieces. The story of clock and watchmaking from colonial Philadelphia to Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle is a major chapter in the history of industry, trade, tastemaking, and craftsmanship. Clocks of finely carved wood decorated the homes of prosperous early settlers, and golden watchcases adorned their persons; meanwhile, clocks on Independence Hall and other public buildings measured the hours for the general citizenry. As time passed, more utilitarian clocks graced schools and factories, while Hamilton watches kept the trains running on time. Resisting the temptation to lower standards for the sake of mass production, Pennsylvania clock and watchmakers gained fame for their high-quality craftsmanship. The making of clocks and watches is detailed by Dr. Gibbs from its beginning in the southeastern counties of William Penn Country, through the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the center of the Commonwealth, and on to the state's northern and western frontiers. The craftsmen are presented in historical context, with emphasis on their social and educational backgrounds and the effect of these on their timepieces. Separate sections focus on illustrious clockmakers such as the Ellicott and Solliday families, Jacob Detweiler Custer, and the master of horology and astronomy, Dr. David Rittenhouse. Pennsylvania Clocks and Watches is an indispensable handbook for the experienced collector and a stimulating guide for the beginner. It is also a valuable reference for students of industrial and social history, design, and folkways.