A selection of approximately 500 of the best images from a 1,500+ antique beer can collection. The bulk of these are cans from the United States, though there are some UK and foreign beers in the mix, as well. Funny, nostalgic, and aesthetically fascinating, this is a time capsule that sheds light o..
A Practical Guide to Their Construction, Restoration and Conservation This practical, informative and beautifully illustrated book will be essential reading for all those with a passion for mechanical clocks. It will be of particular interest to both amateurs and professionals alike who wish to wor..
The Industrialized Manufacture of domestic Mechanical Clocks Over a decade John Glanville and Bill Wolmuth undertook an important horological project for the British Museum. This involved establishing a representative collection, for the Museum, of twentieth-century domestic mechanical clocks made ..
Did you know that all gadgets and games have a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from their design, manufacture, and sale to their use, maintenance, and disposal. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as prototyping, the sourcing of components, the production process, th..
This up-to-date, clearly written and beautifully illustrated book is targeted at the amateur repairer and at the absolute beginner with no experience, as well as at hobbyists who often dabble with, but have little knowlege of, the techniques used in quality horological work. Written by a professi..
This invaluable, practical book is written by a watch repairer with over twenty years' experience. It is aimed principally at the novice mechanical watch repairer, although those with more experience will also find it most useful. Covers the essential requirements of a workspace. Discusses..
Longcase clocks were individually hand-made during the golden age of change that took place between the late seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Longcase clocks with their seventeenth century clock-making technology were innovative and incorporated an accurate pendulum clock within an attracti..
The world is full of materials, and they are all different. This book explores the wide range of materials we use, looking at their properties and what makes them suitable for different applications...
Mouldmaking and Casting is a technical manual of the many techniques of this ancient craft and art form. With step-by-step illustrations, it explains the materials required and the processes involved to create reproductions of a range of pieces. The book covers traditional techniques as well as toda..
Make your own handcrafted leather vests, hats, belts, and wallets! This in-depth guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully tan and work with furs and leathers. With practical advice on selecting appropriate hides, tanning tools, chemicals, and making your own dyes, Phyllis Hobson ..
Many clock repairers carry out excellent work but avoid cutting their own wheels and pinions, fearing it is too complicated and involved. This book, written by an experienced clock and tool maker, dispels those fears and gives a step-by-step guide to an extremely satisfying aspect of horology. This ..