1900s ORIGINAL, SUPER INTERESTING JOURNAL OF AN UNIDENTIFIED CLOCKMAKER FROM MASSACHUSETTS ACCOMPANIED BY DRAWINGS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, AND INFORMATION ABOUT CLOCK AND TOOL MANUFACTURING

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $3,355.99

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On offer is a very interesting original journal written by an unidentified clock maker from Massachusetts. It has about 70 pages of handwritten notes, drawings, newspaper clippings, and details of collectors and manufacturers, all dealing with different aspects of clock making. The materials cover several decades, the earliest of the entries probably made in the early 1900s: there is a loose leaf bearing a watermark: Crane's All Linen, with a crane on shield and date 1881, some of the clippings are dated 1930s and 1950s. Few entries are related to history of clock making, the first entry is notes to the lecture on rope making: "I have taken for my subject this evening - Rope - and will try and explain as best as I can some of the fibres of which it is made and the different ways in which it is made up". Many entries contain instructions, measurements, and drawings of timepieces made by noted 18th and 19th century American clock makers, mostly from Massachusetts, including Joseph H. Eastman, Simeon Crane, Simon Willard, Edward Howard, and Elnathan Taber, there are measurements and notes for Simon Willard tall clock, Waltham banjo clock collection, Elnathan Taber hall clock, Walter Durfee chime, a shelf clock by Herman Clark, and many other. Pages 46 - 47 contain notes and measurements for a clock made by the author himself with explanations how to calculate pitch diameter and make pinion cutter. The journal also provides information about producers of small tools, clock parts, materials used for clock and watch making, as well as of collectors and manufacturers: "Wards, down Congress St. to So. Boston is place to buy steel, suspension spring is good x002, Wilkinsons for German silver, nickel" etc. There are also recipes of clock cleaning solutions and some pieces copied from "A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells for Public Purposes" by Edmund Beckett. Condition: Good. The text and drawings are well preserved. The journal has a marbled cover that is torn up near edges, the spine is worn. The first 8 pages of the journal have been cut out and are not accounted for.

Title: 1900s ORIGINAL, SUPER INTERESTING JOURNAL OF AN UNIDENTIFIED CLOCKMAKER FROM MASSACHUSETTS ACCOMPANIED BY DRAWINGS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, AND INFORMATION ABOUT CLOCK AND TOOL MANUFACTURING

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

Illustrator: /

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: Massachusetts, 1900

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0008011

Keywords: KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, TIME KEEPING, HOROLOGY, CLOCKS, WATCHES, WATCHMAKERS, CLOCKMAKERS, ANTIQUE CLOCKS, ROPE MAKING, TIMEPIECES, PENDULUM CLOCKS, TALL CLOCKS, SHELF CLOCKS, BANJO CLOCKS, HOW TO BUILD, NAWCC, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, HANDWRITTEN, JOURNAL, MANUSCRIPT, MANUSCRIPTS, DOCUMENT, ROPE MAKING, TIMEPIECES, PENDULUM CLOCKS, HOW TO BUILD, CLOCK PARTS, CLOCK MAKING TOOLS, JOSEPH H. EASTMAN, SIMEON CRANE, SIMON WILLARD, EDWARD HOWARD, ELNATHAN TABER, SIMON WILLARD, WALTHAM BANJO CLOCK COLLECTION, WALTER DURFEE, HERMAN CLARK,