By Leslie Philip Pook
This e-book enhances to be had one-make books on household synchronous clocks. it's also a heritage of technology e-book that units British household synchronous clocks, their brands and expertise in their social context.
Part I covers the old historical past, British family synchronous clock brands and types, how synchronous clocks paintings, household synchronous clock circumstances, sensible recommendation at the servicing of household synchronous clocks and research of the selling and reliability of British household synchronous clocks. This research offers a proof of the increase and eventual fall in their know-how. half II includes galleries of a variety of British family synchronous clocks and of the routine with which they're geared up. there's a back and front view of every clock, including a quick description. perspectives of every move contain perspectives with the move partially dismantled, including a short technical description of the movement.
This profusely illustrated publication is essentially for fellow fanatics and is predicated on an intensive archive of knowledge on household synchronous clocks, their routine and their brands. present electric rules suggest that pro clockmakers are reluctant to fix synchronous clocks. in truth, only if they've got no longer been mistreated, synchronous clocks tend to be trustworthy, and fairly effortless to maintain.
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British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980: The Rise and Fall of a Technology (History of Mechanism and Machine Science) by Leslie Philip Pook