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This is a book for clock-lovers with a practical bent. While there are many books available to collectors giving detailed information on the history of clock-making, and on the details and provenance of individual types, little has been written on repairing clocks with the amateur collector in mind. In the author's view, the attraction of old clocks is both aesthetic and mechanical, and both these aspects of horology receive attention. The most readily available types of antique clock are considered in terms of their appearance, construction, their value in general terms, and how good a buy they may they may be for the amateur with limited resources. Then follows a detailed discussion of the various tools and materials needed by the clock-repairer. The two principal types of clock, weight-driven and spring-driven, are described. There are sections on dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling a clock, and on setting it up so that it will function reliably. An alphabetical list of commoner repairs is included, and the book is illustrated with photographs and numerous line illustrations
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Book Description David & Charles, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110715362712