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Clocks: A Guide for Owners


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1. Types of Clock (1). Mechanism, silent and sounding. Weights and mainsprings. Driving lines. 2. Types of Clock (2). Style and appearance, an alphabetical guide. 3. Time-keeping and Time showing. The Escapement. The Train. Regulation. Time-showing, hands and dials. Time setting. 4. Striking and Chiming. The Count wheel System. The Rack System and Repeating. Chiming System. Quality of Sound. Strike/Silent arrangements 5. Setting up and Caring for Clocks. Setting in beat. Setting up Weight-driven clocks. Cleaning and Oiling. Clock cases. Duration of running. Cost of repairs. 6. Restoration. Valuation and Insurance. Selling Glossary

About the Author

Eric Smith is renowned for his clarity of explanation within the field of horology in which he possesses a profound depth of knowledge. Other titles by Eric Smith published by the Lutterworth Press: Clocks and Clock Repairing Pianos: Care and Restoration

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