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Brian & Joy Loomes

Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge, Harrogate
North Yorkshire HG3 5HW
England

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BOOKS FOR SALE BY BRIAN LOOMES, AVAILABLE DIRECT
CALF HAUGH FARM, PATELEY BRIDGE
HARROGATE HG3 5HW.
Tel: 01423 - 711163
Cheques payable to Brian Loomes. Credit cards not accepted.

SIGNED COPIES OF THESE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE AUTHOR
AND FROM NO OTHER STOCKISTS.

NO DELAYS - ALL THE BOOKS OFFERED FOR SALE BELOW ARE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW AND WILL BE DESPATCHED IMMEDIATELY ON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.

Autographed copies of these titles can be supplied within the UK direct from the author.

Copies of Lantern Clocks & their Makers can be obtained in the USA and Canada from:
Merritt's Antiques Inc, PO Box 277, Douglassville, PA 19518-0277, tel: 610 689 9541.

Antique Collectors' Club titles and Robert Hale titles are available in America from Antique Collectors' Club, Wappinger's Falls, NY 12590, USA. Tel 845 297 0003.

Non-UK customers can be supplied with any Brian Loomes titles from
Jeffrey Formby
jeff@formby-clocks.co.uk

 

LANTERN CLOCKS AND THEIR MAKERS

Lantern Clocks jacketsample pageLantern Clocks And Their Makers is a detailed survey in twenty eight chapters of the development of the lantern clock in Britain from its origins in the late sixteenth century, until its demise in the late eighteenth century and includes some unique and previously unrecorded examples from the very earliest period. Also discussed is the type of lantern clock which was used for posted movement longcase clocks as well as for hook-and-spike hanging wall clocks. Square and arched dial examples are examined as well as clocks made for export to the Middle East, usually known as Turkish Market clocks. One chapter deals particularly with those rare and unusual examples which were housed in standing wooden cases. Another chapter deals specifically with brassfounders' casting marks, and includes several newly discovered ones, which are documented here for the first time.

This extensive book of over 200,000 words features approximately 400 clocks illustrated by over 1,150 photographs (with a good number in colour). Most of them were taken specifically for this work and appear in print here for the first time, the majority with detailed dimensions. Both constructional and stylistic features are explained in a non-technical manner in the author's usual easy style in such a way that they can be readily identified and dated to their appropriate period. No prior knowledge is assumed, which makes the book as accessible to the beginner as to the experienced reader.

The biographical section contains all available details of every clockmaker (over one thousand of them) known to have included lantern clocks among his work. Much of this biographical information has been researched from original records specifically for this book, is published here for the first time, and is available nowhere else. This information on the makers will also be of great value to those interested in other types of work from this earliest period of British clockmaking, as many of them also made bracket clocks and longcase clocks as well as watches. The unique combination of these factors makes this book an essential reference work for collectors, dealers, museums, and libraries.

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SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE. £92.00 postpaid - UK only.
Cheques only, no cards.

Antique British Clocks jacketANTIQUE BRITISH CLOCKS - A Buyer's Guide
A survey of British clocks seen from the viewpoint of the potential buyer - whether experienced collectors or novices buying their first clock. Seen principally from a commercial viewpoint, the book discusses those factors which influence price - quality, genuineness and how to recognise it, where to buy, investment, restoration, and assembly. This book attempts to answer all those questions which should be in the mind of the first-time buyer. Points out potential pitfalls and offers serious advice about buying your first (or subsequent) clocks. You need to read this book before you buy your first clock. Published by Robert Hale. 224 pages, 70 photographs, 10in by 6in.
New printing now available at £35.00 including postage (UK only).

 

Clockmakers of Britain jacketCLOCKMAKERS OF BRITAIN 1286-1700
New Publication by Brian Loomes from Mayfield Books.

This important new biographical reference source details all the known information about every recorded clockmaker, watchmaker and others working in the horological trades in the British Isles, who was born before 1700. This book includes about 6,230 makers, as well as their known apprentices or journeymen. Much of this information is presented for the first time and is not available elsewhere. References are given to detailed articles about particular clockmakers.
Information is given on each clock- and watchmaker's known work and how it was signed. As well as details of all whose work survives, this book also includes all those known only though documentary sources. The biographical facts about each maker are mostly from research undertaken by the author over a period of almost half a century, supplemented by details from quoted publications on regional clockmakers.
This large format book will be of great value to all those interested in the earliest period of British clock and watch making.
544 pages, 273 x 210mm, hardback with colour jacket, 267 illustrations (mostly in colour), bibliography.
SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE ONLY FROM THE AUTHOR AT £75 postpaid. Cheques only payable to B. Loomes.

 

Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World jacketWATCHMAKERS & CLOCKMAKERS OF THE WORLD
Complete 21st Century Edition
by Brian Loomes
Incorporating and extending the late G. H. Baillie's definitive work

First compiled in 1929 as a pioneer work by the late G. H. Baillie, this directory of watchmakers and clockmakers of the past soon established itself as the standard reference source and has been used ever since by watchmakers and clockmakers, collectors, dealers, museums, historians and libraries the world over.

The book went through numerous editions and reprints and was seldom out of print. The list of makers, has more than doubled, having been thoroughly updated and revised by Brian Loomes in this twenty-first century edition and now contains information on about 90,000 makers working between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries.

As well as the makers and retailers of clocks and watches the list includes makers of scientific instruments, sundials and barometers. A unique and essential work of reference.

See a sample page in PDF format.

The late G. H. BAILLIE was a consulting engineer who was absorbed by the history and science of horology. He was a pioneer in compiling and publishing facts about past clockmakers and watchmakers.

BRIAN LOOMES is today's best-known and most widely published author in the field of British antique clocks. As a dealer in clocks since the mid-1960s, he also has an understanding of the clocks themselves. He lives in Pateley Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales, where he and his wife run a specialist business dealing in antique clocks.

NOW AVAILABLE at £55.00 postpaid. SIGNED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, ONLY DIRECT FROM THE AUTHOR.

Size: 216 x 138 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). 888 pages.
Price £55.00 postpaid (UK ONLY).
Publisher: Robert Hale, London.

 

British Clocks Illustrated jacketBRITISH CLOCKS ILLUSTRATED
The first fully-pictorial survey of antique clocks, each of almost 300 pages being a self-contained photograph with textual explanations of aspects such as age, functions and quality. Separate sections cover longcase clocks, hooded clocks, bracket clocks and lantern clocks, as well as spring-and weight-driven wall clocks. Each text section points out plus and minus points in the illustrated example, which helps the novice differentiate and identify quality features. Useful for collector and novice alike, but also of particular assistance to restorers. Published by Robert Hale. 272 pages, 300 photographs 10 in by 6.5 inches. Was £25.00 plus postage.
NOW OUT OF PRINT BUT WE HAVE STOCKS, BRAND NEW COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, SPECIAL PRICE INCLUDING POSTAGE (UK only) £12.00

Clockmakers of Northern England jacketCLOCKMAKERS OF NORTHERN ENGLAND
Covers details of the main clockmakers of the six northernmost English counties - the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, Northumberland, County Durham, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The fullest known details are provided of over 800 clockmakers with many illustrations of examples of their work. Those whose output was small, or who were late 19th century 'retailers', of clocks have been omitted in order to give greater coverage of those makers who are included.
The early origins of northern clockmaking in the late 17th and early 18th centuries are covered county by county in great detail in the early chapters, seven chapters in all. Then the main body of the text provides biographies of the makers alphabetically with comments on the kind of clocks they made, its quality, work styles, etc.
Many illustrations, about 400 photographs in all, a great many appearing in print for the first time. A further section lists each clockmaker by town, which should be helpful for those undertaking further research, local historians, and for restorers having difficulty in reading a name. Highly detailed index. Published by Mayfield Books. 320 pages 10in by 7in.
SIGNED COPY: price (UK ONLY) including postage and packing £39.99.

 

Other books by Brian Loomes

The following books also by Brian Loomes are now out of print. These will be available through libraries and occasionally as second-hand copies.

Yorkshire Clockmakers (first edition) 1972
Westmorland Clocks & Clockmakers 1974
The White Dial Clock 1974, reprinted 1977
Lancashire Clocks & Clockmakers 1975
Country Clocks & their London origins 1976
White Dial Clocks, the complete guide 1981, and later reprint
The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain 1982
Grandfather Clocks and their Cases 1985, and later reprint
The Concise Guide to British Clocks 1992
The Concise Guide to Tracing your Ancestry 1992
Bird Gardening 1993
Brass Dial Clocks 1998

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