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J.W.Benson's Illustrated Pamphlet of Clocks

Catalogue no: 1161
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 25 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1862
Editor: Publisher: J.W.Benson
Dimensions: 245mm x 160mm Condition: Fragile with some tears
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The pamplet, dated 1862, is divided into the following sections or chapters; 1."Time". pp.1-6. A brief illustrated history of time, time measurement instruments and movements. 2. "Church, Turret, or Public Clocks", pp.7-8. Two pages on this subject illustrated with a Benson flat bed turret clock. 3. "Drawing-Room Clocks", pp. 9-16. Examples illustrated all of French origin, gilded ornamental cases with figures and porcelain panels. Price list included. 4. "Library and Dining-Room Clocks", pp. 17-20. More clocks of French origin in black slate or wood cases. Price list included.
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Pocket Watches Gold Chains Seals etc. J.W.Benson Ltd., Ludgate Hill

Catalogue no: 1160
Dewey No: 681.11085 Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 48 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: J.W.Benson
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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From the Courtenay Ilbert Archive An exceptionally detailed catalogue including a chapter on "The Anatomy of a Benson Watch", full page descriptions and illustrations of the "New" watch, "Bank of England" watch, "Ludgate" watch and "Field" watch. Half page or full page information on a range of other watches manufactured or retailed by Benson. Several pages on different chronograph watches. Further pages on Repeating watches, Calendar watches, Foreign watches, Evening Dress watches, Keyless Lever watches for Ladies and Gentlemen, Eight Day Table watches and clocks.
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Marine-Chronometer

Catalogue no: 1159
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Paul Stubner
Total pages: 15 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): German Publication date: unknown, 20thC
Editor: Publisher: Paul Stubner
Dimensions: 235mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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Catalogue of Paul Stubner, Fabrik Fur Marine-Chronometer und Pendeluhren, Glashutte/SA. Zur Technischen Messe, Leipzig, Reichskanzler, Stand Nr. 961 Also stamped inside, "Vertreteri - A.Stade, Hamburg 39, Jarrestr. 96 Descriptions and photographs of chronometers and movements
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Chronometers

Catalogue no: 1158
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Mercer
Total pages: 21 Illustrations: 16 Language(s): English, French, German Publication date: 1921
Editor: Publisher: Thomas Mercer
Dimensions: 280mm x 215mm Condition: Good, pages removed from rear
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Title Page; Thomas Mercer. Makers of Chronometers and Scientific Instruments, Electrical Break Circuits, Small Gears. Eywood Road, St. Albans. Brief description of the Mercer business followed by sections on Wooden Cases; Balances; Specification of Standard Instrument; Marine Chronometer Prices; Kew Certificates; Speciality; Gears, Spindles and Fine Grinding Department; Movements and Repair Department. Some cut pages at the rear indicate missing illustrations
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