J.W.Benson

Pocket Watches Gold Chains Seals etc. J.W.Benson Ltd., Ludgate Hill

Catalogue no: 1160
Dewey No: 681.11085 Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 48 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: J.W.Benson
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
Related titles: See Cat. Nos 1161 and 1162 Related library records:
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From the Courtenay Ilbert Archive An exceptionally detailed catalogue including a chapter on "The Anatomy of a Benson Watch", full page descriptions and illustrations of the "New" watch, "Bank of England" watch, "Ludgate" watch and "Field" watch. Half page or full page information on a range of other watches manufactured or retailed by Benson. Several pages on different chronograph watches. Further pages on Repeating watches, Calendar watches, Foreign watches, Evening Dress watches, Keyless Lever watches for Ladies and Gentlemen, Eight Day Table watches and clocks.
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J.W.Benson's Illustrated Pamphlet of Clocks

Catalogue no: 1161
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 25 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1862
Editor: Publisher: J.W.Benson
Dimensions: 245mm x 160mm Condition: Fragile with some tears
Related titles: See Cat. Nos. 1160 and1162 Related library records:
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The pamplet, dated 1862, is divided into the following sections or chapters; 1."Time". pp.1-6. A brief illustrated history of time, time measurement instruments and movements. 2. "Church, Turret, or Public Clocks", pp.7-8. Two pages on this subject illustrated with a Benson flat bed turret clock. 3. "Drawing-Room Clocks", pp. 9-16. Examples illustrated all of French origin, gilded ornamental cases with figures and porcelain panels. Price list included. 4. "Library and Dining-Room Clocks", pp. 17-20. More clocks of French origin in black slate or wood cases. Price list included.
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Watches and Clocks by J.W.Benson. 13th Edition

Catalogue no: 1162
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 51 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1867
Editor: Publisher: J.W.Benson
Dimensions: 225mm x 145mm Condition: Generally good, cover fragile
Related titles: See Cat. Nos. 1160 and 1161 Related library records:
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The catalogue is divided into sections or chapters as follows; 1. A brief history of time, time measurement instruments and mechanisms, pp.1-10 2. Details of Bensons' watches, pp. 11-20. Also, Benson's Keyless Watches, p.49 3. Gold and Silver Albert and Guard Chains, pp. 21-22 4. Clocks; many different styles, French decorative; Drawing-Room Clocks; Library and Dining-Room Clocks; Hall and Staircase Clocks; Dials for the Hall, Shop; Warehouse; Office, or Counting-House; Everybody's Clock 5. Opinions of the Press, pp. 47-48
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