Our plan more particularly embraces a description of the workmanship executed in Paris, which is justly thought to excel that of the Swiss manufacturers. We shall enter into the details necessary to the exact description of all the manipulations employed by the most celebrated watch makers, show the improvements which have been introduced in the manufacture of watches, mantel and belfry clocks, and chronometers, and describe the various tools which have recently been invented both for abrid gin g the mani pulations and rendering them more exact. We shall give valuable instructions in respect to repairing and regulating clocks and watches, and keeping them in order when they are thus regulated. These are very important, for excellent watches are often spoiled by inexperienced workmen to whom they are entrusted for repairs, or greatly injured by a want of care or knowledge on the part of their owners. We have endeavored to remedy this, by giving full and minute directions as to the care and management of time pieces, which cannot fail to be valuable to all who own them. We have also described the various escapements now in use, together with the most important gearings, and several useful tools which have lately been invented.
The Manual is divided into chapters, in which we shall treat successively: first, of the manufacture of watches; second, of apartment clocks; and third, of belfry clocks; and in these we shall avoid describing any workmanship which is not approved by the best artisans.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Mary L. Booth
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9781528288019
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 312
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