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Collection of 12 letters to Ilbert from Francis Buckley

Catalogue no: 1116
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Buckley
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1930-33
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Dimensions: Various, 270mm x 205mm largest Condition: Good
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Letters written by Francis Buckley of Tunstead, Greenfield, Yorkshire, between 23rd Sept. 1930 and 28th March 1933. 1. 23/9/1930. Enquiry concerning Windmill watches and their numbering 2. 27/9/1930 Opinions on Windmills watches and numbering. Also attached is a separate paper with list of some Windmills watches and numbers 3. 10/10/1930. More opinions on Windmills watches, also on George Graham watches 4. 15/10/1930 More about Windmills and clock watches 5. 15/11/1930 Information about Ellicott & Co watches and Vulliamy watches. Enquiry abouit Josiah Emery
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Letter plus enclosure from F.H.Green to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1117
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): F.H.Green
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 4/5/1934
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Dimensions: 330mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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Letter from F.H.Green of 13 & 38 Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London E.C.3. Green informs Ilbert of his decision to sell his collection of twelve clocks and encloses descriptive list and prices. Clocks include two by Tompion, one by Tompion & Banger, one by Tompion & Graham, Graham No. 717 and Joseph Knibb
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Letter with Enclosure from Colbeck Radford & Co. to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1118
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Nicholas Radford
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 25/10/1938
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Dimensions: 250mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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Letter from Colbeck Radford & Co., Ltd., 35, Great James Street, Bedford Row, London, W.C.I. (Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, and Historical Documents). Enclosed is a typewritten copy of an invoice, dated Dec. 9th, 1761, from W. Creak to J. Hollis, for a repeating quarter clock and a gold half quarter repeating watch and chain amounting to
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Letter with enclosure from Walter J. Iden to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1119
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Walter J. Iden
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 6/2/1944
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Dimensions: 230mm x 180mm Condition: Good
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Letter from Walter J. Iden, 1, Belvedere Mansions, 34, Keswick Road, East Putney, London S.W.15. Letter concerns the Will of the late Hugh Todhunter and some clocks (not mentioned in the Will) left to a beneficiary Photostat copy of will enclosed
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Letter to Robert Gardner from **** concerning chronometer balance springs

Catalogue no: 1108
Dewey No: Subject(s): Chronometers
Author(s): I. Crewe ? (signature difficult to decipher)
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
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Dimensions: 225mm x 180mm Condition: Good
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The letter written in ink is dated Feb. 6th with a later pencilled addition "circa 1920". The correspondent writes from 100 Aldersgate Street, E.C. The content of the letter is a commentary on an article in the Horological Journal by James U. Poole which itself discusses the merits or otherwise of the "ordinary cylindrical spring" for pocket chronometers as opposed to Walsh's duo-in-uno spring.
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Letter from John Hartnup of the Liverpool Observatory

Catalogue no: 1109
Dewey No: Subject(s): Chronometers
Author(s): John Hartnup
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: July 22nd, 1873
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Dimensions: 205mm x 130mm Condition: Poor, with tears and staining
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The letter, written from the Observatory, Bidston, Birkenhead, is a reply to an unknown correspondent and involves the change of rate in chronometers for every degree of farenheit. Although the main body of the letter is written in ink, there are extensive additions and comments in pencil possibly written by Hartnup or by another hand.
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Notes on the History of Watch Jewelling

Catalogue no: 1110
Dewey No: Subject(s): Antique Watches
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: mid 20th century
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Dimensions: 330mm x 200mm Condition: Good, first page a little dirty
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The five pages are the first part in a series on this subject, possibly intended for publication in the Horological Journal. There are five sections to the work as follows; 1. Nicholas Fatio (or Facio) 1664-1753 2. The Debaufres 3. The Fatio-Debaufre Patent 4. The Huggerford Hoax 5. Early English Jewelled Watches There are a few corrections in ink throughout the text and it ends, (to be continued).
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Clock in the Collection of Walter J. Iden, by John Ellicott

Catalogue no: 1111
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: mid 20th Century
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Dimensions: 255mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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The clock referred to and described in the text is considered by the author "to be his masterpiece". It is an equation clock and displays the time of sunrise and sunset throughout the year. The text ends, "Other details are in your Album". There is no indication for whom the description is written
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D" to A.C.Cossor, Meteorological Glass Blower

Catalogue no: 1112
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Alfred C. Cossor
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug 17th, 1888
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Dimensions: 140mm x 130mm Condition: Good
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An invoice on headed paper to Mr Gardner from A.C.Cossor of 29, Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell, E.C., relating to three purchases amounting to one pound, ten shillings and ten pence. The first purchase for five shillings and fourpence is for a "Pair of Small Bent Horns" and a pencil mark against this states, "for balances", presumably a reference to chronometer balances with mercurial auxilliary compensation.
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A short description of the ingenious, new and astronomical automaton clock, of which the like has not existed before this time. Master Jacob Cunon of Frankfurt

Catalogue no: 1113
Dewey No: Subject(s): Public Timekeeping
Author(s): Jacob Cunon (Cuno) - translation
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: unknown
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Dimensions: 330mm x 205mm Condition: Reasonable, a little dog-eared
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A typewritten translation from a manuscript written by the 16th century astronomer, Jacob Cuno of Frankfurt The text gives a full description of this highly complex astronomical clock and ends, "And I have no doubt that this my Automaton will be assigned to sacred buildings in which it will be guarded as a treasure, and an honour to the town itself, and will be esteemed by all connoisseurs".
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