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Patent No.371. Preparing Stones, Glass, and Other Materials used in manufacturing Clocks or watches

Catalogue no: 1005
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Jacob Debanfre, Nicholas Facio, Peter Debanfre
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1704
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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A reprint of 1857 from original. Price 3d Patent relates to the following (original spelling); "An Art of Working Pretious or more Comon Stones (whether Naturall or Artificial), Christal, or Glass, and certain other Matters different from Metals, so that they may be employed and made vse of in Clockwork or Watchwork and many other Engins, not for Ornament only, but as an Internal and Vsefull Part of the Work or Engine itselfe, in such Manners as have not heretofore been vsed, and that the said Art will be very beneficial to the Trade of Making Watches and Clocks".
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Letters Patent and Specifications. Watches, Clocks

Catalogue no: 1004
Dewey No: R681.1109 Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Multiple
Total pages: Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1661 - 1857
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 11" x 8" (290mm x 200mm) Condition: Some volumes in poor condition with damaged spines
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The first gift to the BHI library from a public body. Presented 1859 by the Patent Office. The patent details are contained within thirteen bound volumes, the first eight being designated "Old Law", the final five being "New Law". Vol 1, 1661 - 1799, Nos. 131 - 2351 Vol 2, 1801 - 1820, Nos. 2482 - 4501 Vol 3, 1821 - 1839, Nos. 4530 - 8308 Vol 4, 1840 - 1841, Nos. 8418 - 9120 Vol 5, 1842 - 1844, Nos. 9302 - 10,358 Vol 6, 1845 - 1846, Nos. 10,625 - 11443 Vol 7, 1847 Nos. 11,576 - 11,987 Vol 8, 1848 - 1852, Nos. 12,154 - 14,146 Vol 9, 1852 Nos. 40 - 1187 Vol 10, 1853 Nos.

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The Practical Watch and Clockmaker

Catalogue no: 1002
Dewey No: Subject(s): Journals of Horology
Author(s): Multiple
Total pages: Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1928 - 1939
Editor: Arthur Tremayne Publisher: Arthur Tremayne
Dimensions: 11" x 8" (280mm x 200mm) Condition: Generally good
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The PWCM began monthly publication in March 1928 and continued until April 1939 when Arthur Tremayne was appointed Editor of the HJ and closed down the PWCM. The complete PWCM is contained in eleven bound volumes.

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Horological Journal

Catalogue no: 1001
Dewey No: Subject(s): General Clocks and Watches
Author(s): Multiple
Total pages: Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1858 - Present
Editor: Publisher: BHI
Dimensions: Condition: Some early volumes fragile
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The HJ began monthly publication in September 1858 and continues to the present day. There are two complete sets of bound volumes in twelve monthly segments with the exception of Vol. 136 which runs from July 1993 to December 1994.

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