The Horolovar Collection: A Comprehensive History and Catalogue of 400-Day Clocks 1880-1912

Terwilliger, Charles

Published by Bronxville: The Horolovar Company, 1962
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Words for the Wise, FPBA (Penn Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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8vo hardcover in dark green cloth boards with gilt illustrations and title in gilt against purple blocked background. Limited Edition of 1,000, this no. 242. Very Good+/: board corner tips very lightly bumped; gutter between front pastedown & FFEP foxed with endpapers lightly foxed as well; text itself clean, bright & unmarked. Frontis; Foreward by Charles Tewilliger; Appendix. 143pp. Catalogue devoted to the fifty two 400 Day clocks on loan to the Columbia Museum of Antiquities in Columbia, Pennsylvania, but owned by the Horolovar Clock Bronxsville, N.Y. Each of the 52 clocks was selected for some unusual feature in design of movement, pendulum, or case. "All but five are German 400-Day clocks. Four are French. Only one, an inventor's model, is of American design"(from Foreward.) Included in the catalogue are History of the 400 Day Clock; Milestones in the Post World War ll Sale; About Bowler & Burdick Co.; History of Striking 400 day clocks; Problems of Temperature Change & Timekeeping; Suspension Saddle, Myths & Facts about 400 Day Clock Repair; Other Day clocks not in the Horolovar Collection. Each clock is photographed in b/w, many full-page, and include information on each clock:date, width, depth, height, museum identification number and other pertinent facts. The appendix covers other clocks and advertisements for various companies. The catalogue for the collection was in great demand upon issue as much of the information contained in it had not been previously published and was being revealed for the first time. It remains to this day a much sought-after-and scarce-piece of horological history. Allover a very nice copy. In Smithsonian & Metropolitan Museum of Art libraries. Limited Edition. #150-70012. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8189009787

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Title: The Horolovar Collection: A Comprehensive ...

Publisher: Bronxville: The Horolovar Company

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Limited Edition

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