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Zenith

Catalogue no: 1172
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): French Publication date: c.1900
Editor: Publisher: Zenith
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Title page describes the "Montre Zenith" - "Prix tres Abordable. Precision & Solidite de la Construction. Reglage Parfait. Elegance des Formes & de la Decoration". The first 7 pages describe the different aspects of Zenith watches; "Le Rouage, L'Echappement, Les Pierres, Le Balancier, Les cadrans, Les Aiguilles, Mis a L'Heure, followed by a page illustrating the different pendants and winding buttons available and two pages showing the different thickness of cases (Assortiments Ovales avec les Diverses Formes de Couronnes). A large fold out page illustrates 38 different styles of dial.
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Factors Minimum Prices for Shopkeepers and Dealers

Catalogue no: 1173
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 19 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Mar. 2nd, 1891
Editor: Publisher: Waltham Watch Co.
Dimensions: 165mm x 100mm Condition: Good
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Published by the Waltham Co, this small booklet is, "For Factors Use Only". Title page as follows; For Factors Use Only Factors Minimum Prices for Shopkeepers and Dealers According to Agreement July 1st, 1890. Subject to 2, 1/2% Cash March 2nd, 1891 The booklet lists the entire range of Waltham watches over 12 pages, with the minimum retail price allowed by Waltham under the agreement of 1/7/1890. p. 15, "Important Notice". Informs factors how to purchase genuine spare parts and warns watchmakers against the use of imitation material.
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Usher & Cole, Chronometer and Watch Manufacturers, London

Catalogue no: 1169
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 12 Illustrations: 8 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910
Editor: Publisher: Usher & Cole
Dimensions: 215mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Title Page as follows; Paris Medal 1889 Paris Medal 1900 Usher & Cole, Chronometerand Watch Manufacturers, 339 St. John Street, London, E.C. Makers to the Royal Navy, Indian and Foreign Governments pp. 3-11 comprise descriptions and photographs of watches manufactured by the firm as follow; 1. Gold Fusee Keyless 2. Gold Keyless 3. Centre-Seconds Crystal 4. Ladies Watches 5. Complicated Watches (Chonograph Repeater) 6. Travellers' 'Watches (Royal Geographical pattern) 7. Silver Watches/Deck Watches (no illustration) 8. Chronometers (Marine)
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H. Golay, Repeaters, Chronographs and Calendar Watches

Catalogue no: 1168
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown but probably H. Golay
Total pages: 10 Illustrations: 28 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1890
Editor: Publisher: H. Golay
Dimensions: 215mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Full title page as follows; H. Golay, 46, Myddelton Square, London, Manufacturer of Repeaters, Chronographs, and Calendar Watches of every description. Special Calibre for Complicated Watches Patent No. 12-147. October 12th, 1885 Catalogue consists of 8 pages of descriptions and photographs (dial and movement sides) of the following watches; 1. English Keyless Minute Repeater Hunter (chronograph) 2. English Keyless Minute Repeater Hunter (Split seconds chronograph) 3. English Keyless Minute Repeater Hunter 4. English Keyless Minute and Seconds Chronograph Hunter
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High-Class English Watches.

Catalogue no: 1167
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 21 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1905
Editor: Publisher: Nicole, Nielsen & Co.
Dimensions: 220mm x 145mm Condition: Cover good, internal pages cut and torn
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Catalogue of watches, "Manufactured by Nicole, Nielsen & Co., Ltd. 14, Soho Square, London, W., and Watford". Foreword includes Terms of Sales, photographs of the Soho and Watford premises (external), 4 photographs of internal workshops and 2 pages of text highlighting the history and achievements of the partnership. Remainder is 16 pages of description and illustrations of watches manufactured by the firm. Pages frayed top and bottom, one illustration cut out and at least one page missing. Original price list insert included
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Robert Roskell's Complicated and Plain Watches

Catalogue no: 1166
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 15 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1890
Editor: Publisher: Robert Roskell
Dimensions: 190mm x 130mm Condition: Good, the cover a little frayed and stained
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Title page as follows; Robt. Roskell & Co., Ltd: Chronometer Makers to the Admiralty, Liverpool and London. Established a Century." First two pages announce the investment of "every available machine for the economising of labour" and so "Our customers can therefore rely upon having Genuine English Watches of undisputed good quality"
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The History of the Jules Jurgensen Watches

Catalogue no: 1165
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 33 Illustrations: 24 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925
Editor: Publisher: Jules Jurgensen
Dimensions: 140mm x 105mm Condition: Good
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A booklet produced by Jurgensen, their card being pasted inside front cover; "With the compliments of Chronometrie Jules Jurgensen. Bienne, Switzerland" The history and achievements of the business is described in 7 pages. The rest of the booklet is devoted to photographs of individuals, premises, the Jurgensen Museum and watches. C. Ilbert has written in pencil on front cover; c.1914. However, the latest watch illustrated inside is 1925.
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Advertisement of the Adoption of a Trade Mark by E. Dent & Co., Watch, Chronometer, Astronomical and Turret Clock Manufacturers

Catalogue no: 1163
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 29 Illustrations: 16 Language(s): English Publication date: 1879
Editor: Publisher: E.Dent & Co.
Dimensions: 240mm x 150mm Condition: Fragile, cover torn at spine
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A pamphlet issued, "In Pursuance of the Trades Marks' Act, 1875" "Messrs. E. Dent & Co. beg to notify to their friends and the public, that for the purpose of preventing fraudulent imitation of the horological and other instruments of their manufacture, they have found it necessary to protect them by a distinctive "Mark", and have, therefore, under the above Act, registered the device DENT (within triangle). Every instrument constructed by them, after and including No. 38,000, has this "Mark", and without it any instrument will be spurious."
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Prices of Watches and Clocks Manufactured by James McCabe, Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London

Catalogue no: 1164
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1860
Editor: Publisher: James McCabe
Dimensions: 280mm x 210mm Condition: Fragile, page(s?) missing
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Remains of a price list that may have been part of a larger catalogue. Prices given for 35 watches and 9 clocks. A break in the nubering idicates a missing page or pages. Illustration of four watch sizes, 4,6,8 and 10. List ends with a "Caution to Purchasers" as follows; "Watches of a very inferior quality NOT made by James McCabe, but fraudulently marked with his name, are now being offered for sale in India and elsewhere; Purchasers are therefore advised to exercise caution, and to buy only of repectable traders."
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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
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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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