A General History of Horology

A General History of Horology

In France, horology was practised from Saint Hippolyte, at the foot of the Black Forest, as far as Cluses in the Haute Savoie. It is easy to be a horologist in the High Doubs, at Maîche or at Morteaux, and in the High Jura, ...

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198863915

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 293

The text provides a general history of horology, covering time-keeping worldwide and at all periods throughout history, from antiquity (Assyria and Egypt included) to the present day.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Friction Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology

Friction  Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology

Special adaptation as to speed and pressure of rubbing surfaces under which the unguent is to be used. 9. It must be free from grit and from all foreign matter. The author will add that for use in horology: 10. It must possess a minimum ...

Author: W. T. Lewis

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547098263

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

View: 163

Many books have been written on the various escapements, describing their action, construction and proportion, and the laws governing the same; learned writers have contributed much valuable information on adjusting; excellent attachments for the various lathes have been invented; and factories have expended fortunes to produce machinery of wonderful construction to finish all the parts of a watch in the most approved manner; but all this scientific research, all this painstaking effort, all this care and labor, are rendered abortive by the maker or repairer of a timepiece if he does not thoroughly understand and apply the physical laws which govern the science of lubrication. Many a watch, or chronometer, most excellent in all other respects, has come to an untimely end by an almost criminal neglect on the part of its maker to provide against wear in its various parts by such construction as would retain the oil at the places needed. The object of this paper is to present in concise form the best of that which is furnished by the literature of the profession, together with that which has been written on friction and lubrication in general (so far as it may be applicable), by those not connected with this particular vocation; as well as the result of the practical experience of the manufacturers of time pieces in this country most of whom have furnished much useful data in answer to queries on the subject.
Categories: Fiction

Modern Methods in Horology

Modern Methods in Horology

often become pitted very badly, greatly interfering with the time keeping qualities of the watch. Many of the best end stones as now made are flat on both sides, the top in many cases being flat just in the center.

Author: Grant Hood

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473339491

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

View: 956

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Mechanical Philosophy Horology and Astronomy

Mechanical Philosophy  Horology  and Astronomy

When the train in which we are is moving slowly forwards , and passes another train at rest , the illusion is more complete ; for we may suppose the other train to be very probably moving in a direction contrary to our own ; and thus we ...

Author: William Benjamin Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044091958199

Category: Astronomy

Page: 596

View: 314

Categories: Astronomy

Mechanical Philosophy Horology and Astronomy New edition

Mechanical Philosophy  Horology  and Astronomy     New edition

When the train in which we are , is moving slowly forwards , and passes another train at rest , the illusion is more complete ; for we may suppose the other train to be very probably moving in a direction contrary to our own ; and thus ...

Author: William Benjamin CARPENTER

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017081904

Category:

Page: 579

View: 660

Categories:

The Cyclop dia Basso relievo Horology BAS HOR

The Cyclop  dia  Basso relievo Horology  BAS HOR

The early avant , small mignonne , the Anne will be fit to be transplanted into the nursery , which should prach , royal Georg ?, rayal ... Beside , in this way , the trees become much sooner in a Methods of Culture and Propagation .

Author: Abraham Rees

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012312156

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 828

View: 335

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Quaint and Curious Clocks Curiosities and Novelties of Horology

Quaint and Curious Clocks   Curiosities and Novelties of Horology

In current usage, horology refers mainly to the study of mechanical timekeeping devices, whilst chronometry more broadly ... a mechanism has traditionally been known as a timepiece, although today the words have become interchangeable.

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473353923

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 44

View: 365

This antiquarian work contains a fascinating look at a variety of novel clocks and timepieces, with information on their history, manufacture, makers, and much more. Each piece is discussed in great detail and is accompanied with illustrations showing just how curious and unique some of these wonderful pieces were. Comprehensive and interesting, this is a text that will be of much value to the modern clock enthusiast, and it is not to be missed by discerning collectors of such literature. The chapters of this book include: The Pulse of Time, Some Quaint Horologes, Curiosities and Novelties, and Act of Parliament and Other Wall Clocks. This antiquarian book is now being republished complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Horological Journal

The Horological Journal

Does the While the garden of horology lies open to cause , then , lie at the doors of the Institute ? beasts of the ... and not advantage which horological science sup- represent himself to be what he is not in plies , in consequence of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555016801

Category: Clocks and watches

Page:

View: 741

Categories: Clocks and watches

The Journal of the Assembly During the Session of the Legislature of the State of California

The Journal of the Assembly  During the     Session of the Legislature of the State of California

Each member of the board shall be a registered horologist who has actively practiced horology for at least ten years immediately prior to his appointment , and shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of ...

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063460310

Category: California

Page:

View: 952

Categories: California