With origins in small towns on the border of France and Switzerland, morbiers are an interesting subset of French clocks. Lawrence Seymour brings together the history of morbier clocks with identification parameters and repair information in this excellent guide. Detailed photographs illustrate the unique qualities of the clocks and aid in repairs.
Longcase clocks were invidually hand-made during the golden age of change that took place between the late seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Longcase clocks with their seventeenth century clock-making technology were innovative and incorporated an accurate pendulum clock within an attractive piece of domestic furnishing. This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who own and collect longcase clocks as well as clock repairers, horologists and conservationists. The authors provide detailed information about how longcase clocks work and how they are made. They also cover the theory and the 'best practice' practical steps that are required in longcase clock maintenance, restoration and conservation. The book outlines the history and horological development of longcase clocks; describes how longcase clocks can be dated; considers materials, tools and equipment; examines the movement and the associated simple, and more difficult, workshop procedures; covers maintenance and effective repairs; explains the more difficult woodwork procedures. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs. Nigel Barnes and Austin Jordan provide advice and guidance in the field of antique horology and regularly run weekend courses.
Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes.
BABY BEQUEST Wealthy playboy Brett Costain met virginal Melissa Abell at their siblings' wedding…but their one stolen kiss led to disaster and humiliation. Now, years later, a tragedy reunited them, forcing Brett to find the woman he'd coldly spurned, a woman with a secret only the two of them shared. She was pregnant with the Costain heir. Being a surrogate for her sister had been a selfless act, and Brett was determined that Melissa not be alone. So he traded his courtly estate for a quaint farm and quickly discovered that he wanted to be much more than his brother's substitute….
If you've just dragged a dusty old Comtoise long case clock from the back of a dusty old French barn, or if you just want to know more of what goes on behind the dial, this book is for you. The 2nd edition of this popular book is a much expanded 94-page run down on where these clocks came from, who built them and why, and practical help in restoring cases and rebuilding movements. Above all it's about the heart and soul of these light-hearted, friendly and functional works of art. It includes a list of parts of themovement, glossary and a list of Makers, Movers and Shakers. You will find useful facts, figures and photographs relating to the different styles of cases, their construction and the (sometimes quite personal) messages scrawled therein. Also detailed and illustrated are pendulum styles throughout the period and 4 pages on the different designs of brass frontons. As well as a section on the Vineyard wall clock, there is a supplement covering the Swedish Mora clock and Danish Bornholm clock."