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The Collector's Guide to 20th Century Modern Clocks: Desk, Shelf & Decorative

Stein, Mark V.

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ISBN 10: 0964795353 / ISBN 13: 9780964795358
Published by Radiomania Books, Baltimore
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Collector's Guide to 20th Century Modern...

Publisher: Radiomania Books, Baltimore

Binding: Heavy Printed Pictorial Wraps

Illustrator: Photo Illus in b&w

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Antiques

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Synopsis:

The first reference/price guide to focus exclusively on 20th Century Modern American clocks. Over 2,300 clocks (including manual, electric, alarm, chime, novelty) are catalogued with more than 1,600 pictures. The book encompasses early industrial, machine age, moderne, art deco, streamline and mid-century modern design styles. Also included are desk, shelf and decorative weather guides (barometers, hygrometers, thermometers), radio timers/switches, kitchen timers, hybrids and related devices. Each listing includes the brand, maker, year, model name and/or number, industrial designer where known, movement type and options, cabinet materials, dimensions and variations. Also included is a comprehensive index with current market values for each model and all variations. Other valuable resources included are a Historical index of brands and manufacturers, guidelines for fine-tuning values and basic repairs and resources.

Included are clock brands such as Artcraft, Aldine, Bugle Boy, Comet, Deluxe, General Electric, Gilbert, Hamilton Sangamo, Hammond, Herman Miller, Ingersol, Ingraham, Jefferson, Lackner, Lawson, Lux, Manning-Bowman, Mastercrafters, New Haven, Old Reliable, National Call, Pennwood/Numechron, Sessions, Seth Thomas, Telechron, Waltham, Waterbury, Westclox, (weather meters including Airguide, Taylor, Jason, Swift & Anderson) and many more. The second volume of this series is due out by the end of 2002. That book will encompass American mantle, wall, floor, novelty and kitchen clocks of the same period and in a similar fashion.

About the Author:

Mark V. Stein is a noted authority on art deco and machine age radios, clocks and other items in the realm of 20th century industrial design. He has been collecting, selling and documenting within this area for the past 20 years. Through his catalogs and website he has sold thousands of vintage radios, clocks and other 20th century design items over the years. He is founder and Publisher of Radiomania(r) Books, the source for the nation's number one antique radio identification and price guide series, 'Machine Age to Jet Age' and now 'The Complete Price Guide to Antique radios: Pre-War Consoles'. He recently collaborated with the Sears archives to produce an historical reference encompassing all Sears Silvertone catalogs c.1930-1942 (The Sears Silvertone Catalogs (c)2001). Mr. Stein is an AOA registered appraiser in his field. In addition to his publishing activities he manages the 2001 Golden Web Award winning Radiomania website which focuses on investment quality 20th century modern clocks, radios, lighting, chrome and related items.

Mark V. Stein received his Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University in 1984. He currently resides in Maryland with his wife and two daughters where he dedicates his time to researching, authoring and publishing books about vintage radios, clocks and other industrial design antiques and collectibles in addition to purveying such items.

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