Many clock repairers carry out excellent work but avoid cutting their own wheels and pinions, fearing it is too complicated and involved. This book, written by an experienced clock and tool maker, dispels those fears and gives a step-by-step guide to an extremely satisfying aspect of horology. This book is written for both the amateur and professional involved in the making and restoring of clocks, and for anyone who intends to start building up a workshop and requires a guide to the equipment and how to use it.
This vintage book contains a complete guide to horology. Horology is the science of measuring time and constructing timepieces. This volume contains information on all aspects ranging from basic principles to oiling, cleaning, adjusting, and much more. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, "A Practical Course in Horology" will be of considerable utility to novices and apprentices. Contents include: "General Principles", "Wheel Work", "Gearing", "The Lever Escapement", "The Controlling Mechanism", "Practical Repairing", "Train Problems", "Jeweling", "Making a Balance Staff", "Pivoting", "Fitting Balance Springs", "Escapement Adjusting", "Cleaning and Oiling", "Preliminary Notes on Adjusting", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.
This vintage book contains a complete guide to contemporary methods and techniques employed in horology and clockmaking. It was originally designed for the edification of young watchmakers and contains a wealth of useful information presented clearly and in simple language. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in horology, and it would make for a useful addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Old and New Methods of Measuring Time", "Time Service of Today", "Iron and Steel", "Wheels and Pinions", "The Balance Staff and Its Measurements", "Jeweling", "Pivoting", "The Balance or Hair String", "The Lever Escapement", "The Main Spring", "The Compensating Balance and Pendulum", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.