Grandfather Clocks: Book 4 Workshop Series by Steven Conover

Grandfather Clocks: Book 4 Workshop Series by Steven Conover
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Book 4 Grandfather Clocks: Clockmakers Newsletter Workshop Series. Floor-standing clocks have remained popular for hundreds of years. They are an important source of work for many repairers. In this ambitious series, planned for 10 books, Steven G. Conover edits the 256 issues of his Clockmakers Newsletter into workshop manuals, reorganized by subject. The first chapter of Book 4 presents the Newsletter content on 18th and early 19th century antique bell strike tall clocks from the British Isles and the U.S. Typical concerns are escapement defects, worn gear teeth, broken parts, and poor repairs. Problems are worsened by the extra-heavy weights intended to keep these clocks working for extended periods. The rest of the book covers modern-era, rod chime grandfather clocks in detail. Since the end of World War II, American clock companies have installed German movements in American cases. Repairs to these movements are often specific to the manufacturer, so there are separate chapters devoted to the mechanisms made by Urgos, Hermle, Kieninger, and others.

Book 4: Grandfather Clocks, has 147 pages featuring 240 photos and drawings with introduction, table of contents, and index. It is comb bound like Steven Conover’s other workshop manuals, allowing it to open flat on your bench for easy reference. 9" x 11".

Steven Conover has many other books in print as of 2013 

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