Watchmakers' Craft. Unique Southampton Collection

Catalogue no: 1284
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Anton
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: 1913/14
Editor: Publisher: Southampton and District Pictorial
Dimensions: 440mm x 285mm Condition: Fragile and torn, pages yellow
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2 pages over 2 issues of this paper under the "Our Weekly Illustrated Feature" Issues dated Dec. 31st, 1913 and Jan. 7th, 1914. The article covers the history of watchmaking from the earliest days through to the early 19th century through the watch collection of Councillor C.J.Hair. Among other things, there are sections on Decoration in Watches, The Carriage Watch, Musical Pieces and Dial in Turkish Characters. Some remarks rather dated, eg. "Keyless watches, it may be observed, have no historic interest". Illustration include the following: 1. Sun and Moon watch by Rudkin, Amsterdam, dial side 2. Back of the same watch, repousse case illustrating Diana the Huntress 3. Calendar watch by Boisson, London, dial side 4. 17th century watch, champleve dial, by Tedo?, London 5. Movement of same watch
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
Search terms: Antique Watches
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