7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2009
It's a shame the Shire books are so small, because they are so interesting. Obviously a booklet of this size can't hope to cover a wide spectrum, but it gives a really comprehensive overall view about longcase clocks, so if you are thinking of buying one, here is a good place to read about them without spending too much money. A fascinating read, it really whets the appetite to get one!
on 29 November 2013
This is a superb little book to introduce people to longcase clocks. It gives you a historic summary then describes the main features of the faces, hands and cases that help you to put an approximate date on your clock.
It is not a replacement for a maintenance manual or a detailed catalogue of makers such as those of Brian Loomes but it does not pretend to be.
If you are thinking of buying a longcase clock or have inherited one and want to know more, then this is the place to start your research.