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Brian Loomes Antique Clocks

Brian & Joy Loomes

Pateley Bridge

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We have a large archive of sold clocks, and almost 150 articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification. For more information, please click the links on the right.

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Books by Brian Loomes

British Clocks Illustrated by Brian Loomes

We regret that we are unable to supply books direct from our premises – with the exception of this one title, 'British Clocks Illustrated', detailed here.


This title has been out of print for some years, at which time I bought up all remaining stocks of this title and have a few copies left. These are brand new, unopened books, which I believe are unobtainable elsewhere.

This book is a pictorial survey of British clocks explaining their history, styles, periods, qualities and collectability. Each page is self-contained, with one or more high-quality photographs pointing out salient points. Clocks covered include lantern clocks bracket clocks, hooded wall clocks and longcase clocks.

No prior knowledge is assumed and the book, with its large, clear photographs, is especially helpful for beginners as well as collectors and restorers. One helpful aspect is the pointing out of features of quality, which affect collectability and therefore price.

Size 9.5 by 6.5 inches, 272 pages. Jacket price £25.00. We offer it at £20.00 postfree in the UK only. We cannot supply overseas because of outrageous and constantly fluctuating postage costs. Payment of £20 in Sterling by cheque only, payable to B. Loomes sent to the address above.

Brian Loomes books

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS BY BRIAN LOOMES ARE STILL IN PRINT and are available from booksellers or direct from the publishers:

The above three titles are available from the publishers, Mayfield Books. Full details, descriptions and prices on their website -

The above two titles are available from the publishers, Crowood Press. Full details, descriptions and prices on their website.

Brian Loomes books

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS BY BRIAN LOOMES ARE OUT OF PRINT but most may be found through second-hand booksellers:

The following note may explain what could otherwise be confusing with some titles.

'Painted Dial Clocks' (1994) is a much enlarged and ultimate version of 'White Dial Clocks, the complete guide' (1981), which in turn was an enlarged version of 'The White Dial Clock' (1974). It retains all, and adds to, the content of the first two.

'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, complete 21st century edition' published in 2006 replaces in one book all and every previous versions, which for complicated and historic reasons of copyright had previously been published as two separate volumes, known as Volumes One and Two, the first by the late G H. Baillie, the second by Brian Loomes. Eventually the publishers overcame the copyright problems by an agreement between myself and a multiplicity of Baillie's heirs. At that point I was able to combine what had been two separate books into the present single volume.

All previous books with this title are now out of print and obsolete as everything they contained, and much more besides, is now in the 21st century edition of 2006. There is no point at all in buying or accessing online any of the pre-2006 editions as they are incomplete. The 2006 edition contains biographical details of every known maker of clocks and watches in the English-speaking world and most European countries working before 1900, over 90,000 of them in all.

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