Crazy About Clocks

Catalogue no: 1296
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Neil M. Clark
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: 16th Apr. 1955
Editor: Publisher: Saturday Evening Post
Dimensions: 340mm x 260mm Condition: Reasonable
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A rather rambling, populist article covering the world of collecting and collectors of clocks in the USA. References to Dr. Amos G. Avery, president of NAWCC, and collectors such as Willis Michael and Earl Strickler. Illustrations as follows: 1. "Columbus" clock (reproduction verge and foliot) 0f 1892 2. Wagon-spring clock from collection of Amos Avery 3. French clock, c.1840, in form of industrial engine 4. Austrian mantel clock with woodcutter automata 5. Earl Strickler with "Hickory Dickory Dock" clock 6. Bernard Goldstein (Mr Barney) holding a Strutt and Wigston type epicyclic skeleton clock and surrounded by banjo clocks and a tall clock. 7. French clock with automata of dogs and cats 8. Unusual form of Congreve Rolling Ball clock 9. American version of rolling bal clock 10. German "cube" sundial on which time can be read on 5 planes 11. Willis Michael, clock collector of York, PA, surrounded by dozens of (mostly) American clocks in his specially designed home.
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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