John Robey's new book on Gothic Clocks and Lantern Clocks

DeanT

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Happy Friday!

Received my copy of John Robey's new book on Gothic Clocks to Lantern Clocks this morning. Its just been printed last week. The title is Short-Duration clocks and Rural clocks 1480-1800.

Lots of great photos of individual clocks If you have an interest in that area of horology its well worth getting. Its a gap in the coverage of English books on horology which John has filled.

Cheers
Dean

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PatH

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I'm not familiar with Mayfield books, but saw in a newsletter this week that it is available from Formby Antiques. 360 pages.
 

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Hi Dean, it looks like another good substantial book from the mayfield stable. Iam wondering, does it duplicate or take a different angle on developments when it gets to the lantern clock era, which have been substantially covered by Loomes and White ?
(Of course I realise you may not have got that far into it yet !! )
David
 

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I also bought a couple of copies directly from John.

Just a quick skim of the book, gave me the impression, that lantern clocks were more incidental to the topic and not a priority in any way.

I might change my mind when I get a chance to read it. It looks good, and as Dean pointed out, it appears to fill a long ignored gap in horological history.

Ralph
 

DeanT

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Hi David,

As Ralph has indicated English Lanterns aren't really a major focus of the book. The approach is quite different to other books as John has analyzed numerous clocks with detailed with pictures of all the parts rather than than descriptions of particular classes of clocks.

You're more than welcome to borrow it to have a look.

Cheers
 

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