Courtenay Ilbert Archive

Guide to the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rye

Catalogue no: 1143
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 12 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: Parish Church of St Mary, Rye
Dimensions: 175mm x 120mm Condition: Good but sellotape to outer cover
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The Guide has a brief note about the famous turret clock, a photograph of the external dial with jacks and another of the pendulum and weight in the main body of the church. Attached to the rear is an advertising photograph (of the Rye clock movement) for J.W.Benson Ltd.,, Ludgate Hill who repaired the clock in January, 1926, "The cost being generously defrayed by Non-Resident Members of the Rye Golf Club."
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Loan Exhibit of Watches and Movements. From the Private Collection of Paul M. Chamberlain, Chicago

Catalogue no: 1139
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): P.M.Chamberlain
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1914
Editor: Publisher: American National Retail Jewellers Association
Dimensions: 600mm x 470mm Condition: Good, but a little frayed
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On a single broadsheet, a description of 80 watches owned and exhibited by P.M.Chamberlain at Chicago, 24th-29th August, 1914.
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Thomas Tompion: His Life and Work (A Review from RSA Journal)

Catalogue no: 1136
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): T.P.Camerer Cuss
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 27/6/1952
Editor: Publisher: Royal Society of Arts
Dimensions: 245mm x 165mm Condition: Good but with torn edge
Related titles: Thomas Tompion: His Life and Work by R.W.Symonds Related library records:
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T.P.Camerer Cuss's review of Symonds book on Tompion
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A Glance at some Famous Clocks (An Extract from Cassell's Magazine)

Catalogue no: 1135
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): F.M.Holmes
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 13 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910
Editor: Publisher: Cassell's Magazine
Dimensions: 260mm x 175mm Condition: Good
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An article detailing a brief history of early clocks inluding many famous public examples, as well as some notable domestic examples like the Tompion in the Pump Room, Bath
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"Freak piece of old brass box containinga Clock"

Catalogue no: 1137
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: June, 1949
Editor: Publisher: The Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide
Dimensions: 250mm x 185mm Condition: Good
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A curious description of 16/17th century German hexagonal table clock (illustrated) in an article on brass antiques. Description as follows; "Some freak articles of old brass that have survived the years are occasionally found, such as a box containing a clock."
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Collection of Cuttings with Horological Interest taken from Newspapers

Catalogue no: 1138
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various
Total pages: Illustrations: Many Language(s): English Publication date: 1911-1954
Editor: Publisher: Various
Dimensions: Various Condition: Some good, some fragile
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Cuttings from Newspapers and other publications which C. Ilbert foud of horological interest. Details as follows; 1. "What is Time", from T.P.'s Weekly, 24/2/1911, by H. Ottewill Bruce. Rambling thoughts on this subject following the the adoption of Greenwich Mean Time by the French Senate. 2. "An Historic Mudge Chronometer", from The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, 2/6/1922, at least partially written by R.T.Gould. Written following the discovery of Mudge's "Blue" chronometer by Messrs. Hurcomb & Co. Includes two photos and a diagram.
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The New Penny Magazine - Four articles extracted from the magazine

Catalogue no: 1131
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: 1899
Editor: Publisher: The New Penny Magazine
Dimensions: 220mm x 160mm Condition: Generally good, a bit frayed
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Ist Article, p.146, under "Curiosities", entitled "King George 111's Watches". The story, briefly told, of the Ring Watch presented to the King by J. Arnold. 2nd Article, p.146. "The Biggest Clock in the World". A paragraph describing a public clock in Philadelphia. 3rd Article, pp. 84-87. "Wonders of Clock-Making". A storybook teling of the history of timekeeping, particularly early public clocks but including some electric timepieces" 4th Article, p.291. "A Pulse Watch". A brief description and purpose of this type of watch with illustration.
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Joseph Knibb, Famous English Clockmaker (Extract from American and Commonwealth Visitor)

Catalogue no: 1134
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Bernard Matthews
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: July, 1952
Editor: Publisher: Staples
Dimensions: 480mm x 310mm Condition: Good, but with some stains and folds
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An article from the Collectors and Connoisseurs Page, detailing the life and work of Joseph Knibb with illustrations of a roman striking table clock
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Memorials of the Restoration. Extract from "The Mirror".

Catalogue no: 1133
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Amiculus
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1/6/1833
Editor: Publisher: Mirror
Dimensions: 210mm x 130mm Condition: Good
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Details and illustration of heart-shaped watch key presented to the Pendrell family by King Charles 2nd.
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A Collection of Whimsical Horological Ephemera

Catalogue no: 1132
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Various
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1920s?
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Dimensions: Various, largest 170mm x 105mm Condition: Reasonable
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A collection of cuttings from newspapers and hand written notes, the latter mostly concerning horological epitaphs and watch papers. Details as follows; 1. Two cuttings from newspapers. The first from The Daily Dispatch, 21/8/29, "The Fragrant Minute. In a Clock Shop", by Wilhelmina Stitch. The second, possibly from the Manchester Guardian, 2/11/1929, an account of a lecture by Mr Francis Buckley to the Arundel Society of Manchester on "Old Watches. Lancashire and the Early Trade". 2. Poem, handwritten in ink, of poem, "The Watches Memento", on watch paper of Paul Price, Chester
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