The Art of the Horologist

Catalogue no: 1300
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Messrs R.G.A.Wells
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1948
Editor: Publisher: Countryside Quarterly
Dimensions: 250mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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Notes:
An offprint from the Autumn Number of "Countryside Quarterly", giving a brief history of clocks and watches. Written as a puff, both by and for the firm of Messrs. R.G.A.Wells (Horologist) Ltd. of Market Street, Guildford, and 56, Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge. Much is made of the high quality work undertaken by the firm and the fact they will not entertain "trash" (horological that is). Illustrations as follows; 1. General view of showroom in Guildford, with several longcase and carriage clocks. 2. One corner of the showrooms with more longcase, lantern, mantel and sunburst clocks 3. A French exhibition clock with automata of a tightrope walker. "Probably made for the Paris Exhibition of 1851"? 4. French automata clock,c.1860, in the form of the stern of a ship, the coxswain and wheel forming the pendulum action Together with a "With Compliments" slip from Messrs. R.G.A.Wells (Horologist) Ltd.
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
Search terms: Antique Clocks
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