- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 10342 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (17 Aug. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UI6EDA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #267,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Clock Repairer's Handbook Kindle Edition
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The author assumes a knowledge of clock functions and a familiarity with technical expressions that the beginner won't have. Although there are some sections dealing with very basic things, e.g. "How to oil a clock", Mr Penman is soon on about "verge flags" and "lantern pinions" or casually suggesting that we solder new teeth into damaged cogs or make our own replacement parts.
I needed a basic book to tell me how to clean, lubricate and adjust my mantle clock. Sadly, I soon got completely bogged down in this one.
The author begins by explaining how to systematically approach various clock faults and advises on remedies for same.He advises that the last thing to do is to take a clock apart-as 'life is too short for this approach' and directs the repairer to other remedies first.However for many faults a clock has to be disassembled and for this he advises on what to check.
This is where it gets complicated for me as I was unaware of what 'pinions', 'arbors', 'escapements' etc actually are.I feel that a chapter on the basic operation of a clock would have been extremely helpful.This chapter, even if short, could have explained the various terms used in horology.
However, for me the book is redeemed by the inclusion of a systematic 'fault finding' section which advises on what actions to take for various problems.Also there is a very helpful chapter on what tools to acquire for various repair jobs.Overall a very well written and sometimes witty book and well worth buying if you intend to go in to the horology field.Recommended!
The book is very detailed and the author is obviously well qualified to produce this book. Even if you are just interested if finding out how clocks work this will be all you need.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good information for the beginner and easy to follow,information.Published 8 months ago by Nexalon
The book didn't in my opinion go into depth of how one would make replacement parts for clocks, such as lathe operation etc, and the section on tools again did little to advance... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Living in France
very good very informative and will enjoy using it as a resource in the futurePublished 14 months ago by david clutterbuck
If you're serious about learning the art of clock repair then you'll want to learn from a master. This is the book to buy!Published 21 months ago by Ink Pot
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