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A Bracket Clock by Thomas Tompion

Catalogue no: 1250
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: June, 1927
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
Related titles: R.W.Symonds. Thomas Tompion, His Life and Work" Related library records:
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From the "Current Art Notes" section of the magazine. A brief biography of Tompion together with a.description with photographs of a quarter striking tabel clock by Tompion, loaned at the time for display at the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, 112, Regent Street, London. The same clock appears in Symond's "Thomas Tompion. His life and work", and is numbered 217, described as 3-train repeating clock with grande Sonnerie striking. Ebony case with fire-gilt mounts. Fig. 141, and p.285
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The Horologium Achez

Catalogue no: 1249
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Harrold E. Gillingham F.R.N.S. F.A.N.S. Etc.
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1926
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Clocks & Watches" section of the magazine A description of the "Horologium Achez", made by Christopher Schissler of Augsburg in 1578, in the collection of the American Pholosophical Society in Philadelphia. A type of concave brass sundial with some parts missing and some restorations engraved in the centre in Latin, translation as follows:
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The Redfern Collection of Keys

Catalogue no: 1247
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Charles R. Beard
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1924
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Miscellaneous" section of the magazine Although not directly connected with horology, the article describes and illustrates the history of, among others, the type of keys that may be found in longcase and bracket clock cases. In total, 58 keys are illustrated. NB. Article in New Cat. No. 1246 is also included.
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Some Furniture belonging to Mr John Girdwood

Catalogue no: 1246
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W.W.Watts F.S.A.
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 2 (horological) Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1924
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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From the "Furniture" section of the magazine. Among descriptions of different items of furniture are 4 marquetry cased longcase clocks. Two of the clocks, photographed side by side, are identical in every respect except that the light and dark veneers on each are counterchanged giving a curious positive/negative effect. Unsigned and described as early 18th century, the perfection of these two clocks suggests modern manufacture. The other two marquetry longcase clocks are by Henry Harper, c. 1690 and Wm. Martin, c.1710.
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Some Artistic Treasures of Mr John Girdwood of Edinburgh

Catalogue no: 1245
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W.W.Watts F.S.A.
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 3 (horological) Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1924
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Silver & Plate" section of the magazine. An article concerning different silver artefacts, "which had been brought together by its owner for the sole purpose of enjoyment of artistic beauty." Article includes a description with photographs of 3 watches as follows: 1. 17th century watch by Onesiphorus Helden. Given by Lord Stamfordham to the Red Cross Sale in 1918, the watch case is engraved with a portrait of King Charles the First. Front and back shown but not dial or movement.
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Clock-watch by Edward East

Catalogue no: 1244
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): G.C.W. (Dr. Williamson?)
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1923
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Notes" section of the magazine A description of a square table clock by East, at the time of publication in the possession of Mr Green of Cornhill. Also a brief biography of Edward East and his times. Photographs included of the clock dial side, underside and the movement. Some critical annotations in pencil by Ilbert. Also adds in pencil, "Dr Williamson", after the initials G.C.W. at the end of the article
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Searching for Pocket Sundials

Catalogue no: 1243
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henry Russell Wray
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1922
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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Pages from "The Small Collector" section of the magazine. A slightly whimsical article covering the process and progress by which the author became a collector of portable dials. Photographs of 11 examples as follows: 1. Brass Dial by Le Febvre, Paris 2. Silver oval dial by Chapotot 3. Silver octagonal dial by Butterfield, Paris 4. Brass dial by Butterfield 5. Brass dial by Cadot, Paris (1739) 6. Pocket sundial (wood?), paper lined with thread gnomon 7. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory), by Hand Troschel 8. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory) and metal with moon phase and perpetual calendar
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A Clock by Thomas Tompion at 30, Cornhill

Catalogue no: 1242
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Herbert Cesinski
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1922
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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From the "Clocks and Watches" section of the magazine. A description with photographs of a month duration longcase clock by Tompion with one and a quarter seconds pendulum and striking the hour and half hour on two bells, walnut veneered case. At the time of publication, in the possession of Mr F.H.Green, tobacconist, at 30, Cornhill, London. Photographs as follows: 1. The Dial 2. Subsidiary Dial (side of movement) 3. Full length view 4. Full length view with raised hood and trunk door open Various annotations in pencil by Ilbert.
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1. A County Antrim Horologer: John Birnie, of Templepatrick. 2. Pique. Also, horological advertisements

Catalogue no: 1240
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Joseph Bigger, M.R.I.A.., H.C.Dent
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1921
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article in the Miscellaneous section of the magazine A description of the life, times and work of this Ulster clockmaker. Illustrations include the following: 1. 3 full length photographs of longcase clocks 2. A close-up of brass longcase dial 3. Close-up of spandrel 4. Close-up of a pair of hands 5. A portable ring dial Also included is an article on Pique by H.C.Dent, a technique used in some watch cases although none are illustrated 2 advertisements with horological content as follows:
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Old English Barometers in the Collection of Mr Percival D. Griffiths Horological adverts

Catalogue no: 1241
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Frank Gibson
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 10 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec. 1921
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article in the Furniture section of the magazine A history of the evolution of English barometers from mid 17th to mid 19th centuries. Examples illustrated are by the following makers: Daniel Quare; S. Mancel, Rotterdam; Patrick Sullivan, London; George Hallifax, Doncaster; 3 advertisements with horological content included; 1. John Vincent, 86 St. Mary Street, Weymouth. Photograph of a tray of 18 English watches. Examples include a Tompion, Graham, Windmills, Quare and Emery.
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