Watchmakers' Craft. Unique Southampton Collection
|Catalogue no: 1284
||Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
|Total pages: 2
||Publication date: 1913/14
||Publisher: Southampton and District Pictorial
|Dimensions: 440mm x 285mm
||Condition: Fragile and torn, pages yellow
||Related library records:
2 pages over 2 issues of this paper under the "Our Weekly Illustrated Feature"
Issues dated Dec. 31st, 1913 and Jan. 7th, 1914.
The article covers the history of watchmaking from the earliest days through to the early 19th century through the watch collection of Councillor C.J.Hair.
Among other things, there are sections on Decoration in Watches, The Carriage Watch, Musical Pieces and Dial in Turkish Characters.
Some remarks rather dated, eg. "Keyless watches, it may be observed, have no historic interest".
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|Room location: Library Extension
|Search terms: Antique Watches
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