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Hohmann III, Frank L.
Timeless. Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks.

New York Hohmann Holdings: 2009.

A superbly illustrated, scholarly study of a Golden Era of American clockmaking. 1720 to 1785 was the period of the American brass dial clock. One hundred of these clocks, mostly tall-case pieces, are illustrated and described here in intricate detail, illustrated by beautifully detailed photographs. The clocks were selected from both public and private collections, and many have never been published. In addition to the clocks, there are essays on clocks and Society, the business of clockmaking in 18th century America, clocks & clock shops, clock cases in Colonial America, and the accuracy of Colonial-era timekeeping, as well as biographies of the clockmakers. A stunning, important study.

Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 376 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90422
Price: $ 135.00      

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