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Antique Clocks - The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, Ltd.,

Catalogue no: 1176
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925
Editor: Publisher: The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company
Dimensions: 190mm x 125mm Condition: Inner pages good, cover dirty and stained
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A booklet advertising antique clocks for sale. "The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, Ltd., to meet the demand for Genuine Antique Clocks experienced by them, have devoted special attention to the collection of Genuine Specimens of Louis XV., Louis XV1., and Empire Periods. The Company have now a fine collection on View, an inspection of which is invited. MODERATE PRICES. Five French clocks are described and illustrated and one English Mantle clock in the French style by Ganthony.
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Antique Clocks - Websters

Catalogue no: 1175
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 16 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925
Editor: Publisher: Websters
Dimensions: 165mm x 105mm (folded), 330mm x 310mm (unfolded) Condition: Some torn or missing parts
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A triple folded leaflet advertising antique clocks for sale, the majority being bracket or table clocks. Examples by Quare, Ellicott, Frodsham, Rentzsch and Webster. Included is a short history of "The House of Webster". Much is made of the connection between William Webster and Thomas Tompion. Three illustrations showing two modern Grandmother clocks and a Mantlepiece clock by the firm.
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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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Georges H. Guinand, Les Brenets, Switzerland. Chronographs, Split Seconds Chronographs, Split Timers, Chronographs Bracelets

Catalogue no: 1171
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 12 Illustrations: 12 Language(s): English Publication date: c. 1927
Editor: Publisher: Georges Henri Guinand
Dimensions: 135mm x 80mm Condition: Good
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Catalogue describes and illustrates 12 watches manufactured by Fabrique D'Horlogerie, "National Park", Georges-Hri Guinand, Les Brenets. Descriptions of watches as follows; 1. 19 Line. Chronograph with Minute Repeater 2. Movement of 19 Line. Chronograph Minute Recorder. Fine Quiality 3. Movement of 19 Line. Chronograph Minute Recorder. Extra Fine Quality 4. 19 Line. Openfaces. Split Seconds Chronograph 5. 20 Line. Hunting Split Seconds Chronograph 6. Newest 20 lines. Split Seconds Chronograph 7. Timer. 17 Line 8. Timer with Permanent Motion system. 18 line.
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Trade Catalogue and Price List of Watches. Manufactured by the Lancashire Watch Co. Ltd., Prescot, England

Catalogue no: 1170
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Total pages: 76 Illustrations: 72 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1898
Editor: Publisher: Lancashire Watch Company Ltd.
Dimensions: 200mm x 120mm Condition: Good
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An extremely detailed catalogue of the LWC, describing 36 different styles of watch produced by the company, each style with either "Excellent" or "Ordinary" quality movements. Illustartions both of the dial side and movement. Full index on final page
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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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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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