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The Carriage Clock : A Repair and Restoration Manual - Laurie Penman

The Carriage Clock

A Repair and Restoration Manual

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9780719803109
Number Of Pages: 352

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This truly comprehensive and practical new work is the first book to be devoted solely to the repair and restoration of the carriage clock, and as such will be greatly welcomed by professional and amateur alike. The Carriage Clock: A Repair and Restoration Manual describes the variety of movements found in the clocks that were produced by the thousand in France. (Many other countries produced variations but most followed the pattern established by the French workshops and factories.) The details of the simple timepiece, strikers, alarms, quarter repeaters and grande sonnerie are shown and discussed here. Over 220 detailed and accurate drawings display the operation of the more complex parts and the text describes symptoms, faults and corrections of each type of movement in turn, with other chapters on tools, major repair techniques, cleaning, maintenance and a list of suppliers of materials. Also included are eighteen colour photographs showing a selection of clocks and their movements. The carriage clock, which started life in the nineteenth century as an expensive luxury for the rich, is now one of the most popular of what might be called the 'quality' clocks and can, at last, claim a unique and invaluable guide dedicated to its repair and restoration.

Tools for repairing carriage clocksp. 11
Maintenance of casesp. 18
Repair of casesp. 28
Dial maintenance and repairp. 33
The timepiece and time trainp. 41
Cleaning the dismantled movementp. 71
Mainsprings and barrelsp. 84
Platform escapementsp. 101
Assembling and testing the timepiecep. 138
Symptoms and corrections for timepiecesp. 154
Simple striking clocks with warningp. 160
Symptoms and corrections for warned strikingp. 186
Striking systems without warningp. 200
Symptoms and corrections for simple striking without warningp. 211
Repeat strikingp. 222
Symptoms and corrections for repeat strikingp. 225
Quarter-striking movements (Petite and Grande Sonnerie)p. 228
Symptoms and corrections for quarter-strikingp. 259
Alarmsp. 271
Symptoms and corrections for alarmsp. 277
Major repair techniquesp. 280
Modified or faked carriage clocksp. 333
Two uncommon carriage clock escapementsp. 337
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ISBN: 9780719803109
ISBN-10: 0719803101
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.93