Abbott's American Watchmaker: An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Antiques & Collectibles - 354 pages
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Back in all its original prestige Abbott’s American Watchmaker and Jeweler remains the ultimate resource for watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. No aspect of the trade goes uncovered in this distinctly American approach to these ancient processes, organized to be the perfect introduction to learning the tools, parts, and their uses, handed down for many generations.

Here you’ll find hundreds of drawings, descriptions, and diagrams of many kinds of escapements, complete directions for making staffs, techniques for cleansing, pickling, and polishing all kinds of metals, a full list of necessary terms, and much more.

For years Abbott revised this unmatched work, consulting the best authorities to provide the most accurate and comprehensive text. Here is the final reference, straight from an era of dignified professionals and serious craftsmen.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
20
Section 3
70
Section 4
85
Section 5
91
Section 6
92
Section 7
113
Section 8
116
Section 14
205
Section 15
213
Section 16
267
Section 17
273
Section 18
277
Section 19
278
Section 20
282
Section 21
288

Section 9
133
Section 10
168
Section 11
170
Section 12
172
Section 13
180
Section 22
300
Section 23
305
Section 24
312
Section 25
343
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About the author (2012)

Henry G. Abbott was an expert craftsman and author of the nineteenth century who wrote several books on watchmaking and repair.

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