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Written in 1860, this book provides good historical perspective for horological students or enthusiasts. Designed for the workman's instructuction, as well as the amateur. It was meant to distribute common knowledge of the craft, and make it much more accessible. Unfortunately, as the reader progresses, the author does assume familiarity with many of the topics. This would not be so difficult to overcome, if you were reading the original, since the author included diagrams and visuals to accompany his work. However, in eBook form, these are missing! As a result, you will either have to have a very good imagination, with reference searches to accompany some of the missing illustrated mechanical designs, or already have a strong understanding of historical horology. I recommend this book, but the drawback is obvious.
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New and Complete Clock and Watchmakers' Manual: Comprising Descriptions of ...
Mary Louise Booth
No preview available - 2015