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Synchronome Electric Time Service

Catalogue no: 1196
Dewey No: 681.11085 Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 17 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 220 x 140 Condition: Good
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A post Great War catalogue with prices much increased from the 1916 catalogue (BHI 1194). Title page as follows; The Synchronome Company Ltd., 32 & 34, Clerkenwell Road, London E.C. Electric Clocks. Descriptive Catalogue and Price List Includes list of "Honours" and "Contractors to". Pages 2-7, "The History of the "Synchronome" System is the history of the science of modern electrical time service." (illustrated) Pages 8-15, Catalogue and Price List (illustrated), as follows; 1. Controlling Pendulums or Master Clocks
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Church and Turret Clocks

Catalogue no: 1192
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: Wm. Potts & Sons Ltd.
Dimensions: 250mm x 150mm Condition: Good, slightly dog-eared
Related titles: Potts and Sons, by Michael Potts Related library records:
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Title page as follows; Wm. Potts & Sons Ltd., Clock Makers: Head Office: Guildford Street, Leeds. Factory: 1,2 & 3 Butts Court, Leeds, Yorks. And at 75, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-on Tyne. Pages 2-8 include testimonials and lists of locations (churches, town halls etc.) which have been supplied with a Potts clock. Pages 9-15 give descriptions and illustrations of the type of turret clocks manfactured by Potts, including the "largest clock movement in the Provinces: St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle-on Tyne." Other clocks as follows;
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Quotation for Price of Turret Clock

Catalogue no: 1157
Dewey No: Subject(s): Public Timekeeping
Author(s): John Foster
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1890
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Dimensions: 205mm x 130mm Condition: Generally good, some tears and staining
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A quotation from John Foster of 12, Mayes St., Dantzic St., Manchester addressed to Mr Fairbrother and dated (possibly, a little unclear), Nov. 25th, 1890. Description of "best Quality Dead Beat and Maint'ng Power Turret Timepiece". After description, two prices quoted for different specifications (timepiece or clock), 26 pounds and 35 pounds. Ends concerning bronze bell, price "according to the price of copper at time of ordering".
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A Proposal for a New Tax

Catalogue no: 1156
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 19 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1795?
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Dimensions: 185mm x 115mm Condition: Good
Related titles: English Dial Clocks; R.E.Rose Related library records:
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These 19 pages, handwritten in ink, would appear to be an outline proposal for the Act of Parliament, passed in 1797, which taxed the clocks and watches owned by individuals.
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Two Photographs of a Continental Clock

Catalogue no: 1155
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
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Total pages: Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 1952
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Dimensions: 110mm x 80mm Condition: Good
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A small card folder containing two photographs of a very small continental pendulum controlled clock under a glass dome (cracked). Note inside by Ilbert, "From S.A.Bedini, July 1952"
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A List of the Liverymen of the Company of Clockmakers

Catalogue no: 1154
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Unknown
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Dimensions: 335mm x 210mm Condition: Good
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A List of such of the Freemen of London as are Liverymen of the Company of Clockmakers, Entitled to Vote at Elections in Common Hall Undated but probably first half of 20th century.
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Indenture

Catalogue no: 1151
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1801
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Dimensions: 200mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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An Indenture giving the following apprenticeship details: "This Indenture Witnesseth, That Davis Delauney, Son od David Delauney of Pelham Street in the Parish of Christ Church Spitalfields, Weaver, doth put himself apprentice to John Clavering Lowrie of Stoke Newington, Watchmaker, to learn his Art," etc. Cost of apprenticeship 20 pounds, paid for by a charity Date of commencement, 9th June, 1801
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Pencil Sketches of Watch Pillars and Clock Hands

Catalogue no: 1152
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): G.H.Baillie
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: Yes Language(s): English Publication date: unknown
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Dimensions: 330mm x 240mm Condition: good
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Pencil sketches on graph paper. Note on rear, "G.H.Baillie's Sketches of Watch Pillars and Traces of Hands" There are 19 sketches of pillars and 10 traces of hands fo single handed clocks Included is a bookplate (90mm x 60mm) with crest of Baillie family and the name Granville Hugh Baillie.
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Comparison Graph showing Watch Output of Tompion, Graham, Quare, Ellicott and Mudge

Catalogue no: 1153
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Unknown
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Dimensions: 370mm x 240mm Condition: Good
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A rather confusing comparison graph with details and comments on these makers.
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(Photograph of) Receipt to The Hon'ble Rob't. Harley Esq. Fro Thomas Tompion

Catalogue no: 1150
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Thomas Tompion
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1695
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Dimensions: 200mm x 130mm Condition: Good
Related titles: Thomas Tompion by Symonds, p.175 Related library records:
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Photographic copy of an original receipt from Tompion for 19 horological purchases or repairs amounting to 93 pounds Note on rear by Ilbert, "Duke of Portland Archives"
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