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Newspaper cuttings of Horological Interest

Catalogue no: 1303
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925-c.1945
Editor: Publisher: Various
Dimensions: Various (small) Condition: Fragile
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Six cuttings taken from mostly unknown newspapers with horological interest. Details as follows; 1. "Strange Taxes. Iniquitous Impositions in the Old Days". Dated January 31st, 1925, this is a brief article on the 1797 tax on clocks and watches together with further details of the Hearth and Window Tax. Includes portrait of William Pitt. 2. "A Pre-Copernican Clock". A short letter with photograph, from Geoffrey R. Williams, concerning the astronomical clock at Wimborne Minster 3. "The Watch and the Hymn. A Norfolk Church Coincidence". A brief humorous story
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Pages of horological interest from different 19th century publications

Catalogue no: 1302
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various (unknown)
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Various
Editor: Publisher: Various
Dimensions: Various Condition: Mostly good
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Six different pages taken from 19th century publications. Details as follows; 1. "Curious Clock". Article with engraved image of the clock constructed by Isaac Habrecht, anno 1589 2. "The Astronomical Clock at Strasbourg". Article with engraved image of this famous clock. Written c.1850 3. "Watch of King Charles 1". Article with 3 engraved images of this watch and key which was given by the King to Sir Thomas Herbert on the morning of the King's execution. The watch had recently been loaned to the Exhibition of Medieval Art at the Society of Arts in 1850.
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Collection of Cuttings with Horological Interest taken from Newspapers

Catalogue no: 1138
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various
Total pages: Illustrations: Many Language(s): English Publication date: 1911-1954
Editor: Publisher: Various
Dimensions: Various Condition: Some good, some fragile
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Cuttings from Newspapers and other publications which C. Ilbert foud of horological interest. Details as follows; 1. "What is Time", from T.P.'s Weekly, 24/2/1911, by H. Ottewill Bruce. Rambling thoughts on this subject following the the adoption of Greenwich Mean Time by the French Senate. 2. "An Historic Mudge Chronometer", from The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, 2/6/1922, at least partially written by R.T.Gould. Written following the discovery of Mudge's "Blue" chronometer by Messrs. Hurcomb & Co. Includes two photos and a diagram.
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