Abbott's American Watchmaker Henry G. Abbott An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith
THE TRADITIONAL WATCHMAKER'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, COMPLETE FROM A TO Z
Containing hundreds of private receipts and formulas compiled from the most reliable sources, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive, masterfully illustrated guide to traditional watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. Inside are complete directions for using all sorts (if tools, attachments, and devices of the trade. Among hundreds of helpful diagrams and precise illustrations are thorough explanations of adjustments; directions for making all kinds of alloys; a review of all the escapements, their action, construction, and proportion; an exhaustive treatise on balances, their expansion and contraction, auxiliaries, sizes and weights, and direction for poising; directions for making and replacing new staffs; and more. These processes are supplemented with a look at nineteenth-century European watchmakers as well as portraits and sketches of all the celebrated watchmakers of the world from 1600 to 1894. This distinctively American approach to watchmaking remains a classic yet useful reference for both beginner and skilled watchmakers.
About the Author
Henry G. Abbott was an expert craftsman and author of the nineteenth century who wrote several books on watchmaking and repair.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616085320
- ISBN-13: 978-1616085322
- Book size: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches