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Item:113956359063Beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white, this early out-of-print book is a pictorial guide to antique clocks and watches including the types, makers and dates. TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CLOCKS AND WATCHES , by Chris Bailey, Prentice-Hall Inc., NJ, 1975. The author “has drawn together the threads of the last 200 years of the clock maker's art, following the family dynasties, and the influence of their designs, as they fanned out from important centers in Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut into all the colonies and finally into the early and late frontiers. Many of the famous clock makers and watch makers are identified. The clocks themselves are discussed in their various designs and style in relation to their makers - brass and wood clock movements, tall clocks, shelf clocks, the banjo clock, the mirror clock, and later variations, including marine clocks, calendar clocks, precision clocks, and electric clocks. A section on components illustrates how a timepiece is assembled and how it functions; and there is a glossary of terms. A final chapter traces the history of the watch and its makers in America. Also included are numerous charts delineating the work of the most prominent makers.” This authoritative text is an invaluable resource reference for the collector, dealer, or historian of American clocks and watches. 8.75" x 11" hardback with dust cover in very good condition. 255 pages. FREE media mail shipping and handling for deliveries within the 50 United States. Rates vary for international mailings.Condition:Very Good
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