The Carriage Clock
A Repair And Restoration Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 0719803101
This truly comprehensive and practical new work is the first book to be devoted solely to the repair and restoration of the carriage clock, and as such will be greatly welcomed by professional and amateur alike. It describes the variety of movements found in the clocks that were produced by the thousand in France. The details of the simple timepiece, strikers, alarms, quarter repeaters, and grande sonnerie are shown and discussed here. Over 220 detailed and accurate drawings display the operation of the more complex parts and the text describes symptoms, faults, and corrections of each type of movement in turn, with other chapters on tools, major repair techniques, cleaning, maintenance, and a list of suppliers of materials.
Clock and Watch Escapements
Hardcover ISBN: 070904738x
Based on a lifetime's experience in the clock and watch-making trade, the author provides detailed instructions for making all types of escapements and for the location and correction of faults. This book has proved invaluable to all who are interested in the mechanism of clocks and watches—both the craftsperson responsible for the upkeep and repair and the collector seeking information about their history.
Complicated Watches and Their Repair
Hardcover ISBN: 0719800900
Dealing with a complicated watch used to be a rare job for the watch repairer, but with the popularity of the automatic, it is almost commonplace. Furthermore, the increased interest in calendar work, alarm watches, and chronographs will undoubtedly bring more and more complicated work into the workshop. This book deals with complicated work essentially from the repairer's point of view. The action of each mechanism is briefly and clearly described, dismantling and assembly instructions are given, as well as oiling charts and hints on fault-finding and their rectification.
Practical Clock Repairing
Hardcover ISBN: 0719800005
In this book, the author has dealt with the usual faults likely to develop in each type of movement in a clock's general use, from the lordly grandfather to the humble alarm. All the tools and equipment are described and illustrated, together with the ways of using them. The craftsman's most important and valuable tools of all—his skillful fingers—are shown in use in the clearest manner. Over 400 line drawings have been specially made from parts under working conditions.
Repairing Old Clocks and Watches
Hardcover ISBN: 0719801907
This book is for amateurs, with the author describing how to make alterations out of simple and easily obtainable materials, or how to avoid the necessity for expensive tools at all. He also describes how to dismantle and assemble movements, what may go wrong with them, and how to set faults right. He tells you how to oil the right parts and how to restore cases in all stages of decay. The book is illustrated with over 270 line drawings specially drawn to the author's specification, ranging from step-by-step demonstrations of how to do things, to diagrams of movements identifying each part and its position in the movement.
Restoring Grandfather Clocks
Hardcover ISBN: 0719802709
The grandfather clock first appeared in the late seventeenth century. Virtually none of these clocks is beyond repair, and often the work required is within the scope of inexperienced owners. This is the first full-length book to cover repair and restoration of these attractive and often valuable antiques, including their casework. The first part outlines how to clean and service the clock "works," and also how to refurbish the dial, while in the second part restoration or casework, both structural repairs and finishing, is considered. Armed with this book and appropriate tools, the owner of a dilapidated grandfather clock will be encouraged and given the know-how to restore it to life as a useful and attractive clock and a prized possession.