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  1. Girl59

    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, forgot to say that yes, I think it would be easy to develop an interest in English watches -- maybe especially those of the 19th century -- as they had so much influence on American watchmaking. In addition, I'm a mild to moderate Anglophile with many British ancestors. Right now, I'm...
  2. Girl59

    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, will look forward to reading these chapters. I did look at some material recently about verge, cylinder and lever escapements (do I have that correct?) and would like to understand at a high level the differences among these. Am hoping the work's opening will set a good frame for a...
  3. Girl59

    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, will look forward to reading these chapters. I did look at some material recently about verge, cylinder and lever escapements (do I have that correct?) and would like to understand at a high level the differences among these. Am hoping the work's opening will set a good frame for a...
  4. Girl59

    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Graham, yes! I was wondering, though didn't mention it here, about use of "artificial" (was focusing mainly on "unlearned," LOL). Words do indeed change meanings and usage. Would reading this work enhance my understanding, i.e., would I be able to understand enough of it for it to help me with...
  5. Girl59

    Humorous Book Title/WorldCat Great Source

    Spotted the below today (see photo) and got a chuckle as I was looking for horological works on WorldCat. The title of this centuries-old book struck me particularly because I'm a novice: The artificial clock-maker: a treatise of watch and clock-work, wherein the art of calculating numbers for...
  6. Girl59

    Book for Novices Re: American Watchmaking Industry?

    Jerry, thank you. Will look for both. Whole new worlds opening up.
  7. Girl59

    Book for Novices Re: American Watchmaking Industry?

    Hello to all. I'm seeking suggestions for a good, readable work -- for a layperson/general audience -- on the American watchmaking industry. I hope there is such a thing, on a topic so rich with scientific and technical aspects. Now reading "American Watchmaking, A Technical History of the...

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