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These pdf files were sent to me to enjoy, and I could do no less than pass on the experience!
These files date from the 1840's up until the 1960's, and many hold some really interesting stuff, not just historically but Horological and for the repair man too.
You need a Google Drive account to read them.
Enjoy people!:-!













(1896) Friction, lubrication and the lubricants in horology.pdf
(N.D) The American watchmaker and jeweler.pdf
(N.D) Modern letter engraving in theory and practice.pdf
(1900) The Perfected American Watch.pdf
Mechanical philosophy horology and astronomy.pdf
(N.D) Description of the universal time dial regulator.pdf
(1906) Catalogue of J.E. Brown & Co. Limited.pdf
Former Clock & Watchmakers and Their Work.pdf
(1898) On the springing and adjusting of watches.pdf
(1875) Time and time-tellers.pdf
(1907) The watch balance and its jeweling.pdf
(1909) Time and its measurement.pdf
Practical course in adjusting.pdf
(1922) Clocks and watches.pdf
(1944) A practical course in horology.pdf
(1850) A Rudimentary Treatise On Clock And Watch Making.pdf
(1959) Hamilton Electric Watch Service Manual.pdf
(1890) Watches at wholesale prices.pdf
(1917) Chats on old clocks.pdf
(1903) The tower clock and how to make it.pdf
(1904) Modern methods in horology.pdf
(1862) Isochronism of balance-springs.pdf
(1904) Watch and clock escapements.pdf
(1863) New and complete clock and watchmakers.pdf
The Watch & Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary and Guide.pdf
(1898) On the springing and adjusting of watches.pdf
(1945) Lancaster's Part in the World's Watchmaking Industry.pdf
(N.D) Emerging from the Shadows The Waltham 6-size Model 1873M.pdf
(1904) Old clocks and watches & their makers.pdf
On the construction and theory of the dead escapement for clocks (1846)1.pdf
(1889) Clock Jobber's Handybook.pdf
(1921) Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850.pdf
(1898) Abbott's American Watchmaker & Jeweler Reference.pdf
Lessons in Horology.pdf
(1866) The watchmaker's and jeweler's hand-book.pdf
(1875) A catalogue of books, specimens of clocks, watches.pdf
(1883) The watch and the clock.pdf
(1884) A practical and theoretical treatise on the detached lever escapement for _20110519212633977.pdf
(1860) History of the American clock business.pdf
(1892) Watchmakers' and jewelers' practical receipt book..pdf
(1894) The watch adjusters.pdf
(1969) Accutron218ServiceManual.pdf
(1969) Accutron214ServiceManual.pdf
A treatise on watch-work, past and present.pdf
(1885) Watch and clock making.pdf
(1920) Rules and Practice of Adjusting Watches.pdf
(N.D) Balance and Escapement Traits.pdf
 

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Hi all,

I gave it a try. It seems there's a size limit on the files. It must be around 12 MB

Twekve of the files in the list above break this limit (one is even a whopping 96 MB :)

View attachment (1863) New and complete clock and watchmakers.pdf
View attachment (1904) Modern methods in horology.pdf
View attachment (1898) On the springing and adjusting of watches (1).pdf
View attachment (1904) Watch and clock escapements.pdf
View attachment (1889) Clock Jobber's Handybook.pdf

Can someone please check whether these files (all in the 10MB size regime) can be downloaded?

I would then (later or tomorrow) upload the other files which are smaller.

Thank you! Best,
Tomcat
 

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... and the fourth one:

View attachment (1907) The watch balance and its jeweling.pdf
View attachment (N.D) Description of the universal time dial regulator.pdf
View attachment (1890) Watches at wholesale prices.pdf
View attachment (N.D) Balance and Escapement Traits.pdf

For the following files we have to find a different solution. Is anyone aware of a reliable, free FTP site?

(1921) Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
(1904) Old clocks and watches & their makers
(1917) Chats on old clocks
(1894) The watch adjusters
Former Clock & Watchmakers and Their Work
Mechanical philosophy horology and astronomy
The Watch & Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
(1875) Time and time-tellers
(1898) Abbott's American Watchmaker & Jeweler Reference
(1959) Hamilton Electric Watch Service Manual
(1850) A Rudimentary Treatise On Clock And Watch Making

All of these are bigger than 16 MB, the very first one is a whopping 96 MB ;-) So ideally the download site should be capable of such sizes.

Best regards
Tomcat
 

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Thanks Tomcat for helping everyone out - plus A BIG THANK YOU TO BOBBEE in the first place ! Cheers, Scott


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Tomcat- you are such a star! A true gentleman.
Scott- thank you, but I simply shared something from my good friend Will Smith, "Denizen of the Deep"!
All- sorry about the bad links, I thought anyone could access them.

Again, great work Andreas!:-!
 

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... and the fourth one:

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For the following files we have to find a different solution. Is anyone aware of a reliable, free FTP site?

(1921) Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
(1904) Old clocks and watches & their makers
(1917) Chats on old clocks
(1894) The watch adjusters
Former Clock & Watchmakers and Their Work
Mechanical philosophy horology and astronomy
The Watch & Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
(1875) Time and time-tellers
(1898) Abbott's American Watchmaker & Jeweler Reference
(1959) Hamilton Electric Watch Service Manual
(1850) A Rudimentary Treatise On Clock And Watch Making

All of these are bigger than 16 MB, the very first one is a whopping 96 MB ;-) So ideally the download site should be capable of such sizes.

Best regards
Tomcat
Massive thanks to you and Bobbee for creating this thread of Encyclopedic information on the history of watches. I've tried to get the remaining books ready for download -

(1921) Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
(1904) Old clocks and watches & their makers
(1917) Chats on old clocks
(1894) The watch adjusters
Former Clock & Watchmakers and Their Work
Mechanical philosophy horology and astronomy
The Watch & Clock Makers Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
(1875) Time and time-tellers
(1898) Abbott's American Watchmaker & Jeweler Reference
(1959) Hamilton Electric Watch Service Manual
(1850) A Rudimentary Treatise On Clock And Watch Making

I had to compress the files as they were huge to begin with. Thank you all, keep up the good work.

Regards,
iLoveHMT
 
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