English Country Grandfather Clocks The Brass-Dial ...

“The first reference book devoted solely to the English country longcases. Detailed and beautifully illustrated, it covers the work of some eighty makers in twenty-eight countries from 1660 to 1830”. The book traces the history, development and manufacture of movements and cases, incorporating new research on eighteenth century lacquer-cased clocks, and including practical advice on

“The first reference book devoted solely to the longcases. Detailed and beautifully illustrated, it covers the work of some eighty makers in twenty-eight countries from 1660 to 1830”. The book traces the history, development and manufacture of movements and cases, incorporating new research on eighteenth century lacquer-cased , and including practical advice on buying, restoration, research, maintenance – and detecting fakes. Introduction The Background Country Makers and their Work Clockwork Hands Spandrel Ornaments Dials 1660 – 1750 Dials 1750 – 1830 Caswork 1660 – 1750 Casework 1750 – 1830 Special and Different Rightness, Restoration and Faking Assessing, Buying and Researching Transportation, Installation and Maintenance Bibliography/Acknowledgements/Index

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Well Researched Book The author does not rely on museums and exotic collections for his text; he goes out there and climbs ladders with a camera if needs be. I am citing an example of a clock that was seven and a half feet tall and how else would he photograph the movement.The book is divided neatly into the sections that matter: movement,dials ,spandrels, hands and casework, all with their own chapter and some divisions according to dates.One hundred and twentyfive plates with clear line drawings of…

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