Stan Bray introduces the fascinating world of horology to the complete beginner. This book explains the terminology of the clockmaker and provides general details of clock construction including layout of wheels and escarpments, a number of the latter being described.
Making of wheels, pinions, escarpments, plates, pendulums, weights, cases, hands and faces is described. The necessary tools and equipment are described with details of how to make specialized items and choice of most suitable materials for their construction.
Stan Bray has written a number of books on model engineering and was editor of Model Engineers’ Workshop and assistant editor of Model Engineer magazines.
Contents: Tools and Terminology; History of Clockmaking; Providing the Power; Pendulums; Escapements; Going Train and Motion Work; Dividing; Wheels and Pinions; Finishing; Faces, Hands and Cases; Formulae & Tables.
Originally published by Nexus Special Interests Ltd in 2001
Special Interest Model Books edition published in 2003
210 x 148 mm
42 black and white photographs
40 scale plans & line drawings
3 tables of data