A Guide for buyers, collectors and restorers with hints on dating and a list of makers. 100’s of black and white photos, history, manufacturers, dating restoration, movement function, case description and more are discussed. Chapters include: History of the Marble Clock; How to Buy, Examine and Date a Clock; Movement of French Marble Clocks; Understanding the Pendulum; Rack and Locking Plate Striking Movements; The Restoration of a Timepiece; Restoring a Striking Movement; Pendulum Escapement Repairs; Cleaning and Testing the Movement; Extraction and Types of Marble; Restoring Marble Cases; Collectors Clocks; Makers and Their Marks. Plus a bibliography for further reading. 277 Pages. Size is 7″ x 10″. Hard Cover.
The French Marble Clock by Nicolas Thorpe
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