Courtenay Ilbert Archive

From Hours to Microseconds: Three Centuries of Timekeeping Progress, 1650-1950 (Promotional Leaflet)

Catalogue no: 1146
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1953
Editor: Publisher: New York University
Dimensions: 215mm x 140mm Condition: Good
Related titles: The Science of Clocks and Watches. A.L.Rawlings Related library records:
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The promotional leaflet gives details of the James Arthur Lecture on Time and its Mysteries (James Arthur Foundation) to be held on Friday, May 15th, 1953. Lecturer, Arthur Lionel Rawlings, PhD Inside is a short biography of Dr Rawlings and a list of the previous lectures in the series. On rear is background information on The James Arthur Foundation and Collection of Timepieces.
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Collection of Five Christmas Cards with Horological Interest

Catalogue no: 1147
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): See Notes
Total pages: Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: 1950s
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Dimensions: Various Condition: Good
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Christmas Cards as follows; 1. From Arthur Tremayne, NAG Press, 1954 with photo of Tremayne at his desk in BHI headquarters, Northampton Square, Clekenwell. 2. From Mr and Mrs Orville R. Hagans, Hagans' Shangri-La, Kittredge, Colorado with photograph of shelves of clocks. Unknown date. 3. Card from Mr and Mrs Iden, I, Belvedere, Keswick Road, London, S.W.15 with photograph of Entrance Porch to Montacute House, Somerset. Christmas, 1950 4. Card from Rolex of Geneva, date unknown, with illustrations of the Zeitglockenturm in Berne
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Confirmation Sheet from Malcolm Gardner, concerning Copy of a Certificate dated 1661

Catalogue no: 1148
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): John Denham (1661), Malcolm Gardner c. 1940
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1661
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Dimensions: 280mm x 180mm Condition: Good
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Two documents relating to Certificate as follows; 1. On headed writing paper, Malcolm Gardner, 3, Earnshaw Street, New Oxford St. "Denham (Sir John) 1615-1669). Poet. Certificate as Surveyor of His Majesty's Works to Onesephorus Hendon, watchmaker, concerning two plots of ground without the Arch of Westminster hall. Document signed "John Denham". Endorsed "Certificate about the shops without Westminster Hall." 3 April. 1661". 2. Photographic copy of the certificate in question
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Musical Clock (photograph of 18th century advertisement)

Catalogue no: 1149
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): William Hudson
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1737
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Dimensions: 200mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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A photograph of an 18th century sheet advertising a Musical Clock as follows; "The most Delightful and Ingenious Piece of ART, call'd, The Grand Theatre of the MUSES: And MUSICAL CLOCK, Made by William Hudson from London, and is now to be seen at the Rain-Deer in the Fish-Market Lincoln." The text describes this complex musical automata clock
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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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Alphabetical Index to Horological and Allied Articles in Society of Arts Transactions

Catalogue no: 1145
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1950
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Dimensions: 320mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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Typed list of 138 entries together with a hand written note addressed to Mr Ilbert
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The Carillon of Cattistock

Catalogue no: 1144
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): William G. Pike, FBHI
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1954
Editor: Publisher: Home Words
Dimensions: 250mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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A description of this famous carillon of 1899
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Preservation of Ancient Public Clocks. Antiquarian Interest of Oldest English Machines

Catalogue no: 1140
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): T.R.Robinson
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: Sept. 1938
Editor: Publisher: The Church Assembly News
Dimensions: 255mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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An early plea to preserve old turret clocks rather than destroy them. Incudes photographs of early turret clocks, among them the Salisbury clock before restoration of the Verge and foliot.
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British Horological Institute. Party to Paris

Catalogue no: 1141
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): F.B.Cowan
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1948
Editor: Publisher: BHI
Dimensions: 180mm x 115mm Condition: Good
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Program of events for this 1948 (27th April - 3rd May) tour to Paris for "Exposition des Chefs-d'oeuvre de l'horlogerie Francais." Included is bill for meal in Paris
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Notes on Various Horological Subjects

Catalogue no: 1142
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): C. Ilbert and Others
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date:
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Dimensions: Various Condition: Good
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These notes, either hand written by Ilbert or typed cover subjects such as a story of Janvier and Breguet, a poem about Tompion published in "Punch" 10th May 1948, a method of cleaning ormolu, and a note to the Office of Ordnance from Flamsteed concerning the employment of a labourer, James Hodgson.
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