Rita Shenton Article.

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  1. ged

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    Hello All, Several years ago an article was published in CLOCKS magazine by Rita Shenton (Deceased). The article gave a detailed account of all available Editions of "Watch & Handbook Dictionary & Guide" By F J Britten.& of course the others who produced more after his death.
    I would love to have this Article to go with my Lifetime Collection of all editions. My earliest is dated 1881 which is the Fourth Edition. Rita stated in the Article that the First Three were Paper Pamphlets and none survive today , so the 4th is considered to be the First.
    I have contacted Clocks Magazine and the Shenton family to no avail.
    I used to have the edition of Clocks with said article in it but a house move and the packer's lost it. Of course its not one of those things you notice at the time.
    I would be most greatful if someone could steer me in the right direction & come up with the Month & Year of the Magazine and then I could obtain it. Yours in anticipation of a Positive Result, Ged' .
     
  2. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    These are the seven editions I have in my personal library:

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [03rd Edition, 1879?]
    SubTitle: Containing Simple Rules for Calculating Conversions, Lever Trains, Motion Works, Fusees, Lengths of Pendulkums, Clcok Trains, &c
    Keywords: reference clock watch basic technical
    Edition: 1879[?],undated 3rd edition
    Page or pages: 16
    BHM ID: 12231

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [04th Edition, 1881]
    Keywords: reference textbook practical
    Edition: 1881, Fourth Edition
    Page or pages: 175
    BHM ID: 10467

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [11th Edition, 1915]
    SubTitle: Dictionary and Guide, 11th Edition, New Impression, 1915
    Edition: 1915, 11th edition
    Page or pages: 499
    BHM ID: 10527

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [13th edition, 1932]
    SubTitle: Dictionary and Guide
    Other Keywords: term terminology dictionary
    Edition: 1922, 13th edition
    Page or pages: 504
    BHM ID: 416

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten, J.W. Player
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [14th Edition, 1938]
    SubTitle: Dictionary and Guide
    Other Keywords: term terminology dictionary
    Edition: 1938, 14th Revised Edition
    Page or pages: 547
    BHM ID: 415

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten, J.W. Player
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook [The…] [15th Edition, 1955]
    SubTitle: Dictionairy ahd Guide
    Keywords: reference clock watch
    Edition: 1955, 15th edition, revised by Player
    Page or pages: 598
    BHM ID: 14154

    # F[rederick].J[ames]. Britten
    Title: Watch and Clockmakers Handbook, Dictionary and Guide [The…] [11th edition, 1915, reprint 1976, 1988 & 1993]
    SubTitle: Dictionary and Guide
    Other Keywords: dictionary terminology
    Edition: 1976 edition, reprinted in 1993, of 11th ed 1915
    Page or pages: 499
    BHM ID: 665
     
  3. ged

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    Hello, Thanks for interest and reply, I see you have the 3rd Edition, Is it a Paper Pamphlet as Rita said in her article?. Could you post a Pic'?. I have spent most of 50 yrs collecting these books and I found the 8th was the hardest to get. All the Best, Ged' in England.
     
  4. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

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    The third edition (undated) is indeed a saddlestappled pamphlet of 16 pages, the first edition repordedly had only 12 ages.

    The largest jump was from the third to the fourth edition.

    Here is a scan of the cover
     

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  5. ged

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    Thanks very much for your kind effort, I have never seen one before. Do you know if the NAWCC have the 1st 2nd 3rd editions. I would love to have a Pic' or Scan of the 1st two to go with the scan of the 3rd you provided for me. Regards, Ged'.
     
  6. ged

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    Hello All, I have searched the Online Catalogue of our NAWCC and they do not have First, Second or Third Editions. That must make the Third posted by The Moderator a very Rare item. Oh Well, I'll keep looking. Ged'.:(
     

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