Concise Guide to BRITISH CLOCKS Brian Loomes Signed Book

AUTHOR

Brian Loomes

TITLE

The Concise Guide to British Clocks

PLACE OF PUBLICATION

London

PUBLISHER

Barrie & Jenkins

PUBLICATION DATE

1992, First Edition

FORMAT

Paperback

ORIGINAL COVER PRICE

£9.99

ISBN

0-7126-5187-X

PAGINATION

252

DIMENSIONS

height 18.2 cm x width 10.6 cm

DESCRIPTION : Signed by the author on title-page. Illustrated with numerous photographs. From the cover :

This concise handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the history of British domestic clocks from their beginnings in the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Assuming no prior knowledge in the reader, the book begins with a basic non-technical introduction to the subject, and goes on to cover all aspects of British clocks: the early lantern clocks, long-case, bracket, spring wall, weight-driven wall, English Regulator and later imported clocks. Under each heading, an account is given of types, periods, dial styles, hand styles, chimes, movement types and duration, casework and woods used, with guidelines to assessing quality, rarity and price factors. Advice on tracing a clockmaker's dates, moving or setting up a clock and caring for it, and a bibliography are also provided.

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