Antique Clock Watch Maker Vintage Lantern Skeleton Movement Chronograph Book

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Seller: durhamma (1,914) 100%, Location: Bishop Auckland, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 254603470559 Carriage, grandfather, shelf, bracket - these are some of the clocks described. Watches, which evolved from table clocks and were first worn around the neck, are discussed and many fine, elaborate, jewelled examples are illustrated.The author, Eric Bruton, has traced the eventful history of this progress, and discusses many interesting side developments: that clocks and watches were the first technical products to be traded by Europe with the East; that the mastery of timekeeping at sea in the 18th and 19th centuries brought accurate navigation and the charting of the world's coastlines. There is a chapter devoted to clocks and watches in North America. Certain early American clockmakers gained great eminence, and the finest development of the shelf clock was a purely American design. The continual striving after accuracy has taxed the clockmakers' ingenuity through the centuries, as is clearly shown in the drawing of escapements from the 13th to 19th century. CLOCKS AND WATCHES is liberally illustrated with over two hundred pictures, many in full colour. They portray clocks and watches both weird and wonderful, including an uncommon one of Bilston Boxes - many of which were sham watches of varying degrees of realism. CLOCKS & WATCHES by Eric Bruton Hardback, 140 pages Illustrated in Colour and B&W. Published in 1969 by Hamlyn See photos for contents, detail and condition. CONDITION...FAIR, some age yellowing of pages. VERY VERY READABLE The pictures are of the actual item for sale to try to give a clear representation of it. Please bear in mind that the exact colour shown in the photographs will depend on the screen you view those pictures on. PACKING and POSTAGE...The item will be well packed. Proof of postage will be obtained. “Items will be posted by Royal Mail 2nd class to UK and Royal Mail International Standard for outside of UK If you require any other service, tracked, signed for, recorded etc. Please email me before you bid, I will send you a quote for the service and if you agree to pay the extra, I will post accordingly.” Payment methods...Paypal or Cash if you are collecting the item. See my other listings for similar items. Condition: FAIR, some age yellowing of pages. VERY VERY READABLESee photos for more detail, contents, condition

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