Antique Watches

"Hobbies", Clock Number

Catalogue no: 1273
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Several - see Notes
Total pages: 66 Illustrations: 23 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan., 1937
Editor: Pearl Ann Reeder Publisher: Hobbies, The magazine for Collectors
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Good
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The Clock Number of the American "Hobbies" magazine containing a number of notes and articles on horological subjects as follows; 1. Fragments from Father Time's Notebook (Courtesy Elgin National Watch Company). 2+ pages of horological miscellany consisting of tit-bits of clock and watch history from prehistoric times to the 18th century 2. The Willard Clock Makers by Eleanor Willard Hudson. 2 pages with photograph of the Willard homestead
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Selection of advertisement pages with horological content extracted from "The Connoisseur" magazine

Catalogue no: 1270
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 154 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910-40
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 230mm Condition: Generally good
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Collection of horological sale details from dealers advertising in The Connoisseur. Mostly details and photographs of English longcase and bracket clocks, many by well known makers. A few other types such as tavern clocks. One advertisement illustrates 3 early 17th century watches "For Sale by Private Treaty". Pencil note by Ilbert reads, "P.Webster. Elkington Collection".
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Some Famous English Clockmakers. 1. Edward East

Catalogue no: 1271
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Bernard Matthews
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1929
Editor: Publisher: Old Furniture
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Good
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Article from "Old Furniture. A Magazine of Domestic Ornament" Article consists of a biography of Edward East with comments on the quality of his work. A written description is included of all the clocks and watches illustrated. Illustrations as follows: 1. Square brass table clock. 1630-40 2. Two watches, the first c.1690, the second c.1630-40 3. Large brass lantern clock with hour and minute hand, c.1680 4. Small lantern clock, 1660-65 5. Clock-watch with pierced and engraved silver case 6. Dial of longcase clock, 8, 1/2 inches
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Fifty Variations in Escapements

Catalogue no: 1272
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Paul M. Chamberlain
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1932
Editor: W. Calver Moore Publisher: The Keystone
Dimensions: 305mm x 230mm Condition: Good, folded down centre
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An article from "The Keystone. National Business Magazine of the Jewelry Industry", Published in the U.S.A. Report of a lecture given to the Horological Society of New York on October 4th, 1932 by Major Paul M. Chamberlain, "noted horologist and collector and a founder member of the H.I.A." A brief description is given of 50 different types of escapement used in watches from the common (Verge, Cylinder, Lever) , to the uncommon (One pallet lever, Worm, Mulford verge).
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Old Watches

Catalogue no: 1264
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): H. Marryat, M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 19 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1939
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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The author concentrates entirely on 17th century English and Continental watches with one exception of 1597. There is relatively little technical content, the article being focused on decorative details. There are a few annotations in pencil by Ilbert. Illustrated with the following photographs: 1. Dial of a South German watch, mid 17th century, with alarm 2. Underside of copper gilt case of same watch 3. Mid 17th century Augsburg made watch with alarm 4. Side view of iron movement of same watch 5. Back of copper-gilt watch case signed Jaques Bulke
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A receipt for an astronomical watch for the Duke of Saxe Gotha from Josiah Emery dated 7th August, 1786

Catalogue no: 1077
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Josiah Emery
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1786
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Dimensions: 200mm x 130mm Condition: Good, protected in sealed wrapper
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Handwritten in ink. The handwriting appears to be that of Josiah Emery himself and describes an astronomical watch with ruby cylinder and compesation for which the Duke of Saxe Gotha paid
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Specification of Joseph Bosley - Watches. Patent No 698

Catalogue no: 1006
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Joseph Bosley
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: None Language(s): English Publication date: 1755
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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A reprint of original published in 1857. Price 4d. Patent relates to "New Invented Movement of Repeating Watches, and all other sorts of Watches, on a New Principle, never heretofore used, which gives a much lighter and kinder Friction all through the work, carrys a Greater Power to the balance, goes much more Regular, lasts longer without repair, and costs but a little more money than Repeating or other watches made on any priniple heretofore used; and also my New Invented Slide to Watches, which is more Intelligible and Certain, to Regulate watche by,"
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