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Free Book: A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells by Edmund Beckett Denison

Edmund Beckett Denison published this in 1903: A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells by Edmund Beckett Denison *This book is Free to download and has no copyright restrictions. Click here for the: PDF Version. It should be understood that this professes to be a rudimentary treatise in the sense of teaching the principles of horology, […]

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What is a Clock?

“A clock has sometimes been defined to be a machine for counting the vibrations of a pendulum, and so it is; but this is hardly a correct definition…A more correct definition would be, that a clock or a watch is a machine consisting of a train of wheels turned by a weight, a spring, or […]

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Cuckoo Clock Repair gone Cuckoo: Clock Humor (#023)

Life is so much nicer and encourging with humor. This is no different in our mechanical, perfectionist and sometime too taught world of clock collecting, repair and learning.  We have to laugh at ourselves and bring on the entertainment value and attraction of humor in our clockventure. This recording is hilarious and gives us a […]

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Clock Chimes and Melodies – Sounds of Comfort: Westminster, Whittington, and St. Michael Chimes (#022)

You’ve heard of comfort food?  What about comfort sounds? This is why mechanical clocks have presence, for which they not only attract our attention, but also subtly scribe this very presence into to our mind and heart – to be remembered throughout the cycles of our lives.  Their sounds stay in our minds from childhood and […]

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Free Book: The Clock Jobber’s Handybook by Paul Hasluck; A Practical Manual on Cleaning, Repairing and Adjusting Clocks

Paul Hasluck published this in 1889: The Clock Jobber’s Handybook,A Practical Manual on Cleaning, Repairing and Adjusting Clocks by Paul Hasluck *This book is Free to download and has no copyright restrictions. Click here for the: Online Version. Click here for the: PDF Version. Click here for the: Kindle Version. Keep up with future posts and […]

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The Poor and Rich Man’s Clock – Nu Elck Syn Sin and the Dutch Zaandam Clock (#021)

The Dutch Zaandam clock is arguably one of the most iconic and symbolic horological creations ever made.  It is clearly Dutch, carries clear historical symbolism and is one of the most pervasive reproduction clocks found all over the world. It resonates the Dutch expereince during the post European Protestant Reformation period in the late 1500s […]

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Clock Profile – The Dutch Zaandam (Zaansee) Wall Clock

The Dutch have a long and significant history in clock science, design and making. Shortly after Christiaan Huygens (1656) created the first pendulum clock in Holland, Zaan clockmakers adapted this innovation in the Zaan region in 1670 to create what is now known around the world as a Zaandam clock. The Zaan region, near Amsterdam, […]

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Free Book: The Modern Clock, By Ward Goodrich; a study of time keeping mechanism; its construction, regulation, and repair

Ward Goodrich published this in 1905: The Modern Clock, A Study of Time Keeping Mechanism, Its construction, regulation and repair, By Ward Goodrich *This book is Free to download and has no copyright restrictions. Click here for the: Online Version. Click here for the: PDF Version. Click here for the: Kindle Version. Keep up with future […]

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Free Book: Clocks and Watches, by George Overton (1922)

George Overton, Associate of the Royal College of Science (London) and Fellow of the British Horological Institute, published this comprehensive survey on clock/watch repair in 1922: Clocks and Watches, By George Overton *This book is Free to download and has no copyright restrictions. Click here for the: Online Version. Click here for the: PDF Version. […]

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Mozart and Clocks: Music he wrote for an Organ Clock

Rock me Amadeus!  That’s what he did in 1790 as arguably the first recording artist ever. In 1790 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed Fantasy in F Minor (K594) for an organ clock (flute clock).  Indeed, Mozart may have been the first recording artist with this work.  Hayden and Beethoven also composed music for these types of […]

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Free Book: A Practical Course in Horology, by Harold Kelly (1944)

Horology is “timeless.”  Unlike other crafts and pastimes, you don’t have to always look for the latest in techniques, equipment and information.  Turn to the past, because much in horology remains unchanged. Harold Kelly, Head of the Department of Horology at the Southwestern Institute of Technology in Oklahoma, published this comprehenisve survey on clock/watch repair […]

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