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Pages of horological interest from different 19th century publications

Catalogue no: 1302
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various (unknown)
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Various
Editor: Publisher: Various
Dimensions: Various Condition: Mostly good
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Six different pages taken from 19th century publications. Details as follows; 1. "Curious Clock". Article with engraved image of the clock constructed by Isaac Habrecht, anno 1589 2. "The Astronomical Clock at Strasbourg". Article with engraved image of this famous clock. Written c.1850 3. "Watch of King Charles 1". Article with 3 engraved images of this watch and key which was given by the King to Sir Thomas Herbert on the morning of the King's execution. The watch had recently been loaned to the Exhibition of Medieval Art at the Society of Arts in 1850.
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My Bargain Hunt in Cairo

Catalogue no: 1301
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Esta Henry
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 4 (horological) Language(s): English Publication date: June 12th, 1954
Editor: Publisher: Illustrated
Dimensions: 340mm x 260mm Condition: Good, a bit dog-eared
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"That fantastic, fighting Scotswoman, Esta Henry, tells of her battle for Farouk's treasure trove" The story, told in her own words, of bidding at the sale of King Farouk's collections, including his horological collection. Reveals more about her exhibitionist and pugnatious tendancies than it does about the Farouk treasures. Horological photographs as follows; 1. Mrs Henry with a highly decorative 18th century clock. (Appears to be more a watch within an elaborate cabinet of miniature drawers flanked by bloodstone pillars).
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The Art of the Horologist

Catalogue no: 1300
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Messrs R.G.A.Wells
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1948
Editor: Publisher: Countryside Quarterly
Dimensions: 250mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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An offprint from the Autumn Number of "Countryside Quarterly", giving a brief history of clocks and watches. Written as a puff, both by and for the firm of Messrs. R.G.A.Wells (Horologist) Ltd. of Market Street, Guildford, and 56, Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge. Much is made of the high quality work undertaken by the firm and the fact they will not entertain "trash" (horological that is). Illustrations as follows; 1. General view of showroom in Guildford, with several longcase and carriage clocks. 2. One corner of the showrooms with more longcase, lantern, mantel and sunburst clocks
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Advertisements for Antique Clocks and Watches

Catalogue no: 1299
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 20 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925-c.1950
Editor: Publisher: Various, some from Apollo
Dimensions: Various Condition: Mostly good
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A collection of advertisements of antique clocks and watches for sale taken from such magazines as Apollo, Antique Collector, Connoisseur and the American journal, Antiques. Many early longcase clocks included by top makers, Tompion and Knibb included, and some unusual French clocks. Some very early watches also others more decorative and unusual. Among the dealers represented are Percy Webster, Hotspur Ltd., H.M.Lee & Sons, Clowes & Jauncey, Henry L. Lev and the American, Mottahedeh & Sons. Also included are 2 adverts for Atmos clocks
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World's Wonder Watch

Catalogue no: 1298
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: 30th Nov. 1921
Editor: Publisher: The Motor
Dimensions: 195mm x 185mm Condition: Very fragile and yellowing
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A brief article on a highly complex pocket watch manufactured by S. Smith & Sons, Ltd. and which "is to be sold to an American scientist for a thousand guineas". The watch has complex astronomical and calendar mechanisms. Photographs as follows: 1. The back of the watch showing sidereal time and constellation chart 2. The underdial mechanism on one side of the watch 3. The front of the watch with mean time, moon phase, chronograph and perpetual calendar
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20,000 Plants Go to Make Edinburgh's Floral Clock

Catalogue no: 1297
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Apr. 20th, 1950
Editor: Publisher: Weekly Scotsman
Dimensions: 670mm x 480mm Condition: Fragile and yellowing
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As much a horticultural as a horological article, this is mostly a story in pictures. A few lines are included on the origin of this clock as well as verses from "The Garden" by Andrew Marvell. Photographs as follows; 1. General picture of Edinburgh's Floral Clock 2. Mr Laurie Brown and another man holding the hands of the clock 3. Gardener Peter Mitchell with plants for the clock 4. Another similar to 3. 5. Workmen carrying the hands of the clock up steps in Princes Street Gardens 6. The turret clock movement used to drive the floral hands, maintained by Messrs. James Ritchie
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Crazy About Clocks

Catalogue no: 1296
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Neil M. Clark
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: 16th Apr. 1955
Editor: Publisher: Saturday Evening Post
Dimensions: 340mm x 260mm Condition: Reasonable
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A rather rambling, populist article covering the world of collecting and collectors of clocks in the USA. References to Dr. Amos G. Avery, president of NAWCC, and collectors such as Willis Michael and Earl Strickler. Illustrations as follows: 1. "Columbus" clock (reproduction verge and foliot) 0f 1892 2. Wagon-spring clock from collection of Amos Avery 3. French clock, c.1840, in form of industrial engine 4. Austrian mantel clock with woodcutter automata 5. Earl Strickler with "Hickory Dickory Dock" clock
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Time and Time Again

Catalogue no: 1295
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Bob Bell
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: Apr. 28th, 1948
Editor: Publisher: Nashville Tennessean Magazine
Dimensions: 380mm x 320mm Condition: Fragile
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A brief article on the watch collection of Mr L.D.Stallcup, first Secretary of the NAWCC. Describes his passion for collecting watches and recasing discarded movements in "lucite" cases. Photographs as follows; 1. Photograph of L.D.Stallcup holding a "king size" watch built for display purposes with a tray of pocket watches in front. 2. A Nurenberg "Egg" watch of 1550 (probably later) 3. German Coach watch, probably late 16th century 4. Decorative movement ofa Swiss watch made for the Chinese market 5. 19th century Continental watch with two dials 6. Swiss watch with visible "pendulum"
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Check List of American Clockmakers started by Local Group of Collectors

Catalogue no: 1294
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Charles Messer Stow
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 15/2/1946
Editor: Publisher: The New York Sun
Dimensions: 560mm x 420mm Condition: Fragile and yellowing
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A page from the Antiques section of the paper An announcement concerning the commencement of this list by the New York Chapter of the NAWCC. A preliminary list of Rhode Island clockmakers included The Quester column continues on this theme and speaks to Brooks Palmer
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Messrs. Reid & Sons

Catalogue no: 1293
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 9 Language(s): English Publication date: 23/5/1914
Editor: Publisher: The Illustrated Chronicle
Dimensions: 400mm x 300mm Condition: Fragile, dog eared with tears
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Some views of Messrs. Reid & Sons' Head Establishment, Gem Buildings, Blackett Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A series of photographs with detailed captions showing the workshop and retail areas of the company. Photographs as follows: 1. Portrait of Christian Ker Reid 2. Retail showroom of the company 3. The Greenwich Time Distributing Installation at Messrs. Reid & Sons. Shows the regulator clock and electrical machinery for receiving the time signal from Greenwich and for controlling numerous clocks in and time systems connected to the central installation
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