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A Collection of Articles taken from Different Editions of Chamber's Journal. Details below in Notes

Catalogue no: 1289
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1856-67
Editor: Publisher: Chamber's Journal
Dimensions: 250mm x 179mm Condition: Fragile and yellowed with age
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A selection of 8 articles extracted from various editions of Chamber's Journal, details as follows: 1. From the 1856 Edition, 2+ pages
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Time Jewels: Watches Grotesque and Quaint

Catalogue no: 1290
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Rhode Knight
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 28 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 245mm x 160mm Condition: Pages torn from book, otherwise reasonable
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A rambling account of some (mostly) early watches with anecdotes and references to literature. Illustrations as follows; 1. Oliver Cromwell's Watch 2. A Rose Watch 3. Ring Watch 4. Fleu-rde-lys 5. Tulip 6. Enamelled Globular Watch 7. A Fancy Box Watch 8. A Curious Dial (Digital dial, 19th century) 9. Ring Watch 10. Ring Watch worn by George 111 (Arnold) 11. Skull Watch, once the property of Henri 111 12. Silver Dog-Watch 13. A Watch in the form of an Enamelled Butterfly 14. Pectoral Cross Watch 15. Cristall Jewell 16. A Book Watch 17. A Watch in a Golden Pear 18. The Maltese Cross Watch
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Three pages from The Illustrated London News with watch related articles, details in Notes below

Catalogue no: 1291
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: !847/52/53
Editor: Publisher: The Illustrated London News
Dimensions: 395mm x 245mm Condition: Good, a little dog eared
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Three short artcles taken from the ILN as follows; 1. "Superb Gold Watch Presented to Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart, by the Poles." A description and illustration of this watch made by Patek & Co. and presented to Lord Dudley by emigree Poles "as a token of gratitude for the services rendered by his Lordship to the cause of their country." The watch is a repeating keyless pocket chronometer. The dial features the Coat of Arms of Poland and the numerals are replaced with symbols of the provinces of Poland. 2. "Chronometer Watch made for an Indian Prince"
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Carpenter Invented the Perfect Clock

Catalogue no: 1292
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): George Goodwin
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 13/2/1943
Editor: Publisher: Everybody's
Dimensions: 355mm x 270mm Condition: Reasonable, a few tears
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A populist and sometimes rather fanciful account of the John Harrison story in a magazine best described as a "Boy's Own" for grown-ups. Photographs as follows; 1. Print of the interior of the observing room at Greenwich. 2. Portrait of John Harrison 3. H.1 4. Modern chronometer workshop, probably Mercers
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The British Clockmaker's Heritage

Catalogue no: 1288
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): D.C. (D.D.Clark?)
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1952
Editor: D.D.Clark Publisher: Weather
Dimensions: 240mm x 155mm Condition: Good
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A short report on this famous exhibition held at the Science Museum in 1952, published in "Weather. A Monthly Magazine for all Interested in Meteorology." In this brief article, covering barely more than one page, the author concentrates on the longcase clock and barograph made by Alexander Cumming, from the Royal Collection. He gives a good description of the clock which, given the magazine in which the article is published, is not surprising and covers around one third of the text. The last section, the chronometers of John Harrison are decribed with some surrounding history.
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Watchmakers' Craft. Unique Southampton Collection

Catalogue no: 1284
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Anton
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: 1913/14
Editor: Publisher: Southampton and District Pictorial
Dimensions: 440mm x 285mm Condition: Fragile and torn, pages yellow
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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". Illustration include the following:
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G.M.T., The Story of Greenwich Also, Clocks for the King. Clocks for the People

Catalogue no: 1286
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Geoffrey Rhodes
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 12 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1947
Editor: Publisher: Overseas Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith
Dimensions: 285mm x 205mm Condition: Good, a bit dog-eared
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Pages taken from this issue of Overseas Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith. The article was written at the time the Royal Observatory was moving from Greenwich to Hurstmonceaux. The author covers the history of the Observatory at Greenwich (briefly) from its earliest days to the present (1947), from the Tompion clocks to the Quartz clock ("the last word in such instruments").
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Famous Royal Clocks

Catalogue no: 1285
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E.R.Yarham
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1947
Editor: Publisher: Homes and Gardens
Dimensions: 270mm x 215mm Condition: A bit dog-eared, has been folded
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An article extracted from the November, 1947 Homes and Gardens magazine. A fairly general article covering the history of the Royal clock collection with brief descriptions of the turret clocks at Windsor and Hampton Court, the dial of the latter being illustrated. Illustrations as follows; 1. Anne Boleyn's Wedding Clock 2. The Negress's Head clock from Buckingham Palace 3. Dresden China timepiece in the form of a bouquet of flowers 4. The Dial of the Hampton Court Clock
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The Uncanny World of Automata

Catalogue no: 1287
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Anthony Benis
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1953
Editor: Publisher: Think
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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In the authors' words, the article covers, "Man's Efforts to imitate living things in mechanical images. Intricacy of early automata and the use of ancient principles in modern "robot machines"". Around half of the article concerns automata in the ancient world, Rome and Greece, including water clocks. There follows a brief account of automatum devices (some combined with clock) made in Augsburg and Switzerland by makers such as Pierre Jacquet Droz and Robert Houdin.
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Measurement of Time - Clockwork Horology

Catalogue no: 1283
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W. Hislop. F.R.A.S.
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 9 Language(s): English Publication date: 1862
Editor: Publisher: Practical Mechanics Journal
Dimensions: 285mm x 225mm Condition: Fragile, pages stapled together; rusty staples
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The pages covering the horology display at the 1862 Great Exhibition in London in more detail than in the official catalogue and with different illustrations. The author, (who served on the first Council of the BHI and who was well aware of the criticism towards the English trade by men like Sir John Bennett), is at pains to point out that the best quality Swiss and French watches in the Exhibition are equal in price or more expensive than English ones.
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