Laurie Penman has written an indispensable guide for both the absolute beginner and the experienced clock enthusiast. The Clock Repairer’s Handbook provides information on how to repair and maintain a clock’s delicate mechanics and teaches the basics of clock repairing through detailed, easy-to-follow instructions and more than three hundred instructive diagrams and illustrations. Advice and directions for cleaning clock movements, pivoting and mounting, fixing train faults and gears, the importance of lubrication and friction, and how to make sure the strike and chimes work on the hour, every hour. The Clock Repairer’s Handbook provides all the necessary information to troubleshoot any clock’s problems and to make sure your clock continues to run in perfect order for generations to come.
Laurie Penman has published more than thirty clock related books including this series and he taught the subject for forty years. The original; correspondence course had its beginnings in the 1980s and has evolved to the present production with the addition of digital illustrations, desk cams and Skype. The full set of course books comprise over twenty volumes each of which covers specific tasks and skill sets. The books are now offered individually and in sub-sets as elements of a stand- alone distance learning course. This allows the progressive purchase of the books of most interest and when needed; facilitating the spreading of purchase costs. The course books are designed to provide the detailed information needed for repairing clocks and replacing worn or lost parts such as gears, other parts of the mechanism, worn pivots and pivot holes. Twelve of the books include exercises covering invisible bushing, pivot making and refurbishing, simple turning, repairing and mounting gear wheels, accurate filing, the design and making of the various parts of a rack striking mechanism and escapement correction and design. There are twenty four in the series at the moment (October 2015) and others will be added and announced on the website www.clockrepairandrestoration.co.uk
Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten completed before his death in 1913, and it is full of classic information on tools, repairs, terms, and definitions. Britten’s book is the only place to get invaluable information on watch- and clock-making techniques and technology of the early-twentieth century and be-fore. The Watch and Clock Makers’ Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide is an important resource for hobbyists, artists, antique dealers, history buffs, students, and horologists—amateur and professional alike.
There are two books concerned with clock gears; #09 deals mainly with making, repairing and the effects wear in the pivots and pivot holes - which, of course has a direct effect on the centre distance of the gears. The form of modern gears is discussed and also the tricky business of match antique gear forms to modern ones.
This offer is the first book in the Clock Repair & Restoration series and it does exactly what the title suggests. It is a description of the tools most likely to be needed for repairing clocks, with an indication of the order in which they need to be purchased or made. Detailed methods for making some of the tools are given or referred to (Making the Penman Depthing tools).
This is Book 02 from a series entitled 'Clock Repair and Restoration'. Each book is a practical approach to an aspect of clock repair or restoration and may be bought on its own, or grouped with others from the series, or numbers 01 to 20 may be bought as a 'distance learning' course with mentoring by Laurie Penman (which carries a premium). There are twenty four in the series at the moment (October 2015) and others will be added and announced on the website and published as I edit them and bring them up to date. For a complete list of the twenty four (and several other books) please see: www.clockrepairandrestoration.co.uk