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Abbott's American Watchmaker: An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith

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Publisher Comments:

Back in all its original prestige Abbotts American Watchmaker and Jeweler remains the ultimate resource for watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. No aspect of the trade goes uncovered in this distinctly American approach to these ancient processes, organized to be the perfect introduction to learning the tools, parts, and their uses, handed down for many generations.

Here youll find hundreds of drawings, descriptions, and diagrams of many kinds of escapements, complete directions for making staffs, techniques for cleansing, pickling, and polishing all kinds of metals, a full list of necessary terms, and much more.

For years Abbott revised this unmatched work, consulting the best authorities to provide the most accurate and comprehensive text. Here is the final reference, straight from an era of dignified professionals and serious craftsmen.

Book News Annotation:

This is a reprint of an 1894 complete encyclopedia of watchmaking and jewelry craft. The guide covers hundreds of aspects of the craft including complete instructions for the tools and devices used in the trade. Also included are profiles of various watchmakers of distinction throughout history. This book appeals to those with an interest in watchmaking, 19th century technology, and engineering. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The unmatched, complete resource for watchmakers and jewelers from a true master of the trade.

About the Author

Henry G. Abbott was an expert craftsman and author of the nineteenth century who wrote several books on watchmaking and repair.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616085322
Author:
Abbott, Henry G.
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Clocks & Watches
Subject:
Antiques-Clocks and Watches
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 black and white illustrations
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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