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modern books on horology (supersedes Letter Circular 766)

books which will be found valuable for the use of watchmakers, collectors, and others interested in timepieces and in their performance and repair.

40 rare books

The book covers the history of 4 centuries of watch development with 189 b&w and 35 colour photographs, together with 82 line drawings of ...

modern books on horology (supersedes Letter Circular 668)

Price lists of books now on the market may be obtained from the watchmakers* duppl3/- dealers or from the following: The American Horologist, 226 Sixteenth ...

Douglas Bateman's "Timekeeping

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Twelve Faces Of Time Horological Virtuosos Pdf

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American Backcountry Tall Clock: Unabridged Horological Study - Think Narritive, Illustrations, Footnotes

por Book 2

This story informs those wanting to know more about American antique tall case clocks (also known as longcase clocks, Grandfather clocks, floor clocks), and Backcountry Early American furniture; whether as a student, educator, casual collector, or curious clock owner.It is a study of period clock cases, painted dials and pendulum clocks.

Pendulum clock owners will find helpful sections on: Set-up and Adjustment; Troubleshooting; and Care Tips.

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A Practical Course in Horology

por Harold C. Kelly

This vintage book contains a complete guide to horology. Horology is the science of measuring time and constructing timepieces. This volume contains information on all aspects ranging from basic principles to oiling, cleaning, adjusting, and much more. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, "A Practical Course in Horology" will be of considerable utility to novices and apprentices. Contents include: "General Principles", "Wheel Work", "Gearing", "The Lever Escapement", "The Controlling Mechanism", "Practical Repairing", "Train Problems", "Jeweling", "Making a Balance Staff", "Pivoting", "Fitting Balance Springs", "Escapement Adjusting", "Cleaning and Oiling", "Preliminary Notes on Adjusting", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

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Off the Clock

por Roni Loren


Overtime has never felt so good…

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her. 

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.

But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…

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American Backcountry Tall Clock: Illustrated Horological Study - Think Educational Slide Show

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 This  free download is a fascinating and wide ranging study that offers many insights into American Tall Case Clock making in the Backcountry of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in the late 18th Century.
This story informs those wanting to know more about antique tall case clocks (also known as longcase clocks, Grandfather clocks, floor clocks); Backcountry Early American furniture; how time was determined; culture and commerce; whether as a student, educator, casual collector or curious clock owner.  Photographs in the body and addendum add value for inquisitive researchers.

Each page - Splendid photographs and illustrations enhanced by brief narratives in laymen terms provide fascinating information about a group of five known tall clocks that were made in the Virginia Backcountry.  The clocks genealogy is traced back to:  Rome and Greece for the furniture case; Galileo for the pendulum; and England for the painted dial.
Tap or click on a Hyperlink to go to online videos and references for  further understanding about the Backcountry artisans and settlers, clock making, period furniture, painted dials, how a clock and pendulum works, clock setup and trouble shooting.  Note:  Not all Operating Systems recognize hyperlinks after Google processing deactivates them.  In that case, search terms are provided for internet search.  Enjoy the story!
Recommended video links - Palladio, Chippendale, Galileo, How the escapement works,  Four parts of a clock, and "The Clock that Changed the World."

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The House With a Clock In Its Walls

por John Bellairs

A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

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Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock: Eleventh Doctor

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Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.

Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there's only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!

Author Neil Gaiman puts his own unique spin on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space in the eleventh and final story in the bestselling 50th anniversary series!

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A Horological and Mathematical Defense of Philosophical Pitch

por Brendan Bombaci

This is a short article written to copyright a pioneering idea in the realm of music theory. The problem with the concert pitch debate is that most every proposition has been subjectively reasoned, with no logical justification as to why any pitch makes more sense than any other. I note the origins of the second-hand in timekeeping and how they most sensibly relate to pitch frequencies in music based on the sexagesimal system to give us a further breakdown of time and measurement in tonality, which music is intended to do at its most fundamental. In this argument is a bit about why Five Limit Tuning is better than Equal Temperament, when it used with the Philosophical Pitch standard of C256, and a root key of A, to make a new set of stacking thirds pitches in the chromatic scale so as to make their lowest octaves the very numerators and denominators by which every note in the chromatic scale is derived to begin with. Altogether a tight and cogent argument.

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Modern Methods in Horology

por Grant Hood

This vintage book contains a complete guide to contemporary methods and techniques employed in horology and clockmaking. It was originally designed for the edification of young watchmakers and contains a wealth of useful information presented clearly and in simple language. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in horology, and it would make for a useful addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Old and New Methods of Measuring Time", "Time Service of Today", "Iron and Steel", "Wheels and Pinions", "The Balance Staff and Its Measurements", "Jeweling", "Pivoting", "The Balance or Hair String", "The Lever Escapement", "The Main Spring", "The Compensating Balance and Pendulum", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

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Clock Cleaning and Repairing - With a Chapter on Adding Quarter-Chimes to a Grandfather Clock

por Bernard E. Jones

This vintage text contains an accessible and novice-friendly guide to cleaning and repairing clocks. Complete with simple step-by-step instructions and a plethora of detailed, useful illustrations, this timeless text is ideal for anyone looking for a simple and easy-to-digest guide pertaining to watch repair. Although old, the information contained herein will still be of considerable utility to the modern reader, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this book include: How a Simple Clock Works, Clock Repairers’ Tools and Materials, General Repairs to Escapements, Recoil Escapements and their Repair, Dead-beat Escapements and their Repair, Cleaning Simple Clocks, Cleaning Dutch Clocks, etcetera. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

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