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Digital Horological books

A library of horological books in digital form, including

"The Artificial Clockmaker" by William Derham

 

These CDs are now sold out. There are no plans at present for another edition. Instead I am offering a download of the same files for just 5.

To Buy your e-books, click the Paypal button to the left. You will be taken to the Paypal page for payment, then you will receive an email with instructions for downloading the books.

I'm afraid I haven't yet worked out how to automate the process, but I will respond as quickly as possible.

 

One of the first practical books on horology, William Derham's small handbook, "The Artificial Clockmaker" was originally published in 1696. It describes a variety of calculations for horologists, together with chime tunes, a brief history of horology and more. Click here for the contents. A facsimile reprint was published in the 1970s, but even that is now rare and expensive.Here is your chance to own this wonderful little book in digital format. A copy of the fourth edition of 1759 was scanned into PDF, along with the Horological Plates from Rees' Cyclopaedia.

Rees' Cyclopaedia  was published in instalments between 1802 and 1820. The horology section is an informative summary of the clockmaker's art at the time. The text is not easy reading, and is not included here, but the plates are excellent. Some plates have been reproduced in other books and a facsimile reprint was published in 1970, but the reproductions here are scanned directly from the originals and are of far superior quality.

 

 

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In addition I have included 33 other out-of-print and rare books downloaded from several sites on the internet. These are available free of charge if you can find them, but gathering them together here will save hours of searching. The price paid is for the books I have scanned - the rest are included as a free bonus! See contents below

For just 5 you will receive a zip file, equivalent to two CDs, with all 33 complete books.

The CD cover was reproduced from the original cover of Derham's handbook

Please place your order through my contact page or

 

Contents

Horological digital books - Disc 1

 

 

 

1.

Papers relating to the great clock at Westminster

House of Lords

1848

2.

Clock and Watchmakers' Manual

Mary L. Booth

1863

3.

Clock and Watch Work.

Edmund Beckett Denison

1855

4.

A Rudimentary Treatise On Clocks, Watches, & Bells For Public Purposes

EDMUND BECKETT, LORD GRIMTHORPE

1903

5.

Clocks

Jerome K. Jerome

?

6.

History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome

Chauncey Jerome

1860

7.

Horological Journal Volume 1 & 2

BHI

1860

8.

Lancaster's part in the World's Watchmaking Industry

John J. Bowman

1945

9.

Lathe Bed Design

Joseph G. Horne

1913

10.

Mechanical Philosophy, Horology and Astronomy

William B. Carpenter

1857

11.

A Treatise on the Teeth of Wheels

M. Camus

1842

12.

Treatise on Clock and Watch Making

Thomas Reid

1832

13.

Turning Lathes

James Lukin

1890

14.

Watch And Clock Escapements

Keystone

1904

15

Modern Machine-Shop Practice

Joshua Rose

1887-8

 

Contents

Horological digital books - Disc 2

 

 

16

Church Bells

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

 

17

Gold and Silversmiths Catalogue

United Watch and Jewelry Co., Toronto

1911

18

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Volume 1. Materials

Charles Holzapffel

1852

19

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Volume 2. Principles

Charles Holzapffel

1852

20

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Volume 3. Abrasive Processes, etc.

Charles Holzapffel

1852

21

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Volume 4.
Hand or simple turning

Charles Holzapffel

1852

22

Lathe Design, Construction and Operation

Oscar E. Perrigo

1919

23

An Analysis of the Lever Escapement

H.R.Playtner

1910

24

Behind my Library Door

(Chapters XI and XII are of Horological Interest)

G.C. Williamson

1921

25

Metal Coloring and Finishing.

Lake et al.

 

26

Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850

John Smith

1921

27

A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting

Eugene E. Hall

1910

28

The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch

Talbot Baines Reed

 

29

Accutron Series 214 Series Service Manual

Bulova

 

30

Accutron Series 218 Series Service Manual

Bulova

 

31

Service and Repair of the Hamilton Electric Watch

Hamilton

1959

32 Rees' Cyclopaedia - Plates on Horology Abraham Rees (ed) 1806-1819
33 The Artificial Clockmaker (4th edition) William Derham 1759