Looking for T.Crom's "Shop Tools 1700 to 1900"

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  1. Adam Zimmerman

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    Good Day,

    I have found a couple of auction sites that had a copy of Mr. Crom's book, but unfortunately they have all been sold. Does anyone know where I can find an available copy of "Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900"?
    Thanks for all your help!
    Adam Zimmerman
     
  2. Dr. Jon

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    Do a google search which should turn up a web page run my Ted's sons. They are slow to respond but may still have some copies for sale. If you get a response let me knowso I can order a copy with you.

    I contacted them some time ago and decided not to buy then. Now they don't reply to me.
     
  3. Richard Watkins

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    I am not sure, but I think after Ted died his stock of books was sold to a bookseller somewhere.

    Formby has a copy.
     
  4. Dr. Jon

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    I met and spoke with Gary Crom at the Skinner auction over the week end (1 May 2010). He is still promoting and selling the books. He was passing out the same order forms that are on their web site. A Google search will get thier web site. Last I checked, his prices are the best and the books are new in the wrapper.

    My check went into the mail to him last week so my money is where my post is.
     
  5. movement2009

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    Dear Dr. Jon,
    May I know how can I contact Mr. Gary Crom for this book? I can't find his contact information from their Skinner auction site. Or how can I get his order form? Your help will be appreciated.

    KK Au
     
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    Thank you Frank.
     
  8. Ralph B

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    As I have been unable to raise him by email, I'll probably just ring him
    but firstly I wanted to know if he let you know what the payment options were?
    He says on his site that Paypal would be available by now, or is it cheque only? ( bit of a problem for me).
    Thanks,
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    My books arrived.

    I am stil working my way thorugh them. i also picked up a copy of Horological Wheel Curring Engines 1700-1900. Its fairly cheap and a paperback but well worth adding to an order.


    I paid by check.
    I have had several emails fro him. It usually takes several days but he does reply and he ships fairly promptly.

    If he does not take credit cards or paypal, you might consider sending cash. I have used this option a few times, it always scares me but so far it has worked for me.
     
  10. movement2009

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    I try to order three books from him but have no luck!!! I want to know the payment method (can't pay by check! By paypal or bank transfer is my only choice as he didn't take credit card!) and available of the books. No reply after sending emails 10 days ago. His partner Brady got my email and has help me to forward my email to him but still get no response!!! Do I need to be have more patience? Or send him letter or call him (may wake him up at the mid-night!!!) or what else I can do:???:

    Thanks.

    K.K. Au
     
  11. Ralph B

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    I eventually got my Californian brother to send him a cheque drawn on an American bank.
    I rang and spoke to Brady, ( I think), who said that would be OK.
    No reason why it wouldn't be, just wait for the cheque to clear before posting the book. Could see complications with overseas cheques though.
    No Paypal or credit cards accepted, even if I paid the surcharges.

    Sent emails, but never got a reply so obviously not too hot on that either.

    I made sure I didn't ring at a bad time by using my phone providers free service, where you key in country and area code to find the time there.
    Must be a few similar free ones on the net but haven't looked.

    Good luck,

    Cheers
    Ralph B.
     
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    What are the prices their charging? I'm trying to avoid bothering them with price checks.
     
  13. movement2009

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    Thank you so much for the information. I really don't enjoy sending email without a reply!!! I know what to do next..................
    My life now is far easier and happier because I have forgot about their books. Now I am playing with some of T.Crom's collected shop tools...:D
    Enjoy the book!

    K.K. Au
     
  14. Ralph B

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    Prices being charged can be found here:

    http://tedcrom.com/Order-Form.html

    About half the Amazon/Abebooks retailers prices when you add on postage.

    Mind you, I haven't received my book yet so can't yet vouch for him.

    Cheers
    Ralph B.
     
  15. Ralph B

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    I have since received my book, "Horological Shop Tools 1700 - 1900".

    Only one word for it....stunning.

    Get one while you can.

    Cheers
    Ralph B.
     

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