The Resource British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980 : The Rise and Fall of a Technology, by Leslie Philip Pook, (electronic resource)

British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980 : The Rise and Fall of a Technology, by Leslie Philip Pook, (electronic resource)

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British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980 : The Rise and Fall of a Technology
Title
British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980
Title remainder
The Rise and Fall of a Technology
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by Leslie Philip Pook
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eng
Summary
This book complements available one-make books on domestic synchronous clocks. It is also a history of science book that sets British domestic synchronous clocks, their manufacturers and technology in their social context. Part I covers the historical background, British domestic synchronous clock manufacturers and brands, how synchronous clocks work, domestic synchronous clock cases, practical advice on the servicing of domestic synchronous clocks, and analysis of the marketing and reliability of British domestic synchronous clocks. This analysis provides an explanation of the rise and eventual fall of their technology. Part II contains galleries of a selection of British domestic synchronous clocks, and of the movements with which they are fitted. There is a front and back view of each clock, together with a brief description. Views of each movement include views with the movement partly dismantled, together with a brief technical description of the movement. This profusely illustrated book is primarily for fellow enthusiasts, and is based on an extensive archive of information on domestic synchronous clocks, their movements, and their manufacturers. Current electrical regulations mean that professional clockmakers are reluctant to repair synchronous clocks. In fact, provided that they have not been mistreated, synchronous clocks are usually reliable, and quite easy to maintain
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Pook, Leslie Philip
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0
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TA213-215
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non fiction
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History of Mechanism and Machine Science,
Series volume
29
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  • Engineering
  • Design and construction
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Machinery and Machine Elements
  • Design, general
  • Cultural Heritage
Label
British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980 : The Rise and Fall of a Technology, by Leslie Philip Pook, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Glossary and Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Outline -- 1.2 What is a Synchronous Clock? -- 1.3 Historical Background -- 1.4 AC Mains Supply -- 1.5 User Experience -- References -- Part I Main text -- 2 Manufacturers and Brands -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Brands -- 2.3 Manufacturers -- References -- 3 How a Synchronous Clock Works -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Synchronous Motors -- 3.3 Reduction Gear -- 3.4 Striking and Chiming Work -- 3.5 Synchronous Time Switches -- References -- 4 Synchronous Clock Cases -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Synchronous Clock Case Styles -- 5 Servicing of Synchronous Clocks -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Electrical Faults -- 5.3 Mechanical Faults -- 6 Analysis of Marketing and Reliability -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Analysis of Marketing -- 6.3 Analysis of Reliability -- 6.4 The Rise and Fall of a Technology -- Part II Galleries -- 7 Gallery of Synchronous Mantel Clocks -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Alexander Clark Clock -- 7.3 BEM Clock -- 7.4 Camerer Kuss & Co Clock -- 7.5 Clyde Clocks -- 7.6 Ediswan Clock -- 7.7 Elco Clocks -- 7.8 Empire Clock -- 7.9 Ferranti Clocks -- 7.10 Garrard Clocks -- 7.11 Genalex Clocks -- 7.12 Ingersoll Clocks -- 7.13 Liberty Clock -- 7.14 Marigold Clock -- 7.15 Metalair Clock -- 7.16 Metamec Clocks -- 7.17 Riley Clock -- 7.18 Smith Clock, Type 1 Striking Movement -- 7.19 Smith Clock, Westminster Chiming Movement -- 7.20 Smith Clocks, BM7 Movement -- 7.21 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 7.22 Smith Clock, QAT Movement -- 7.23 Smith Clocks, QEMG Movement -- 7.24 Synchronomains Clock -- 7.25 Temco Clocks, Mark I Movement -- 7.26 Temco Clocks, Mark IV Movement -- 7.27 Temco Clocks, Mark V Movement -- 7.28 Temco Clocks, Smith Movement -- 7.29 Conclusions -- 8 Gallery of Synchronous Bedside Clocks -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Bowden & Sons Clock -- 8.3 Elco Clock -- 8.4 Ferranti Clocks -- 8.5 Franco British Electrical Co Ltd Clock -- 8.6 GEC Clock -- 8.7 Genalex Clock -- 8.8 Goblin Clock -- 8.9 Kelnore Clock -- 8.10 Magneta Clock -- 8.11 Metamec Clocks -- 8.12 Smith Clocks, Type 1 Movement -- 8.13 Smith Clocks, BM7 Movement -- 8.14 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 8.15 Smith Clock, QGEM Movement -- 8.16 Sterling Clocks -- 8.17 Synchronomains Clock -- 8.18 Temco Clock, Mark II Movement -- 8.19 Temco Clocks, Mark IV Movement -- 8.20 Temco Clocks, Mark V Movement -- 8.21 Conclusions -- 9 Gallery of Synchronous Wall Clocks -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 English Clock Systems Clock -- 9.3 Genalex Clock -- 9.4 Horstmann Time Switch -- 9.5 Magneta Clock -- 9.6 Metalair Clock -- 9.7 Metamec Clock -- 9.8 Smith Clock, Type 1 Movement -- 9.9 Smith Clock, BM7 Movement -- 9.10 Smith Clocks, BM39 Movement -- 9.11 Smith Clock, Heavy Motion Work Movement -- 9.12 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 9.13 Synchronome Clocks -- 9.14 Temco Clock, Mark V Movement -- 9.15 Westclox Clock -- 9.16 Conclusions -- 10 Gallery of Synchronous Granddaughter Clocks -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Ferranti Clock -- 10.3 Smith Clock, Type 1 Chiming Movement -- 10.4 Smith Clock, Type 1 Movement -- 10.5 Temco Clock, Mark IV Movement -- 10.6 Conclusions -- 11 Gallery of Synchronous Movements -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 BEM Movement -- 11.3 Clyde Movement -- 11.4 Elco Movement -- 11.5 Empire Movements -- 11.6 Ferranti Movements -- 11.7 Garrard Movements -- 11.8 Goblin and Magneta Movements -- 11.9 Kelnore Movement -- 11.10 Marigold Movement -- 11.11 Metalair Movement -- 11.12 Metamec Movements -- 11.17 Sangamo Weston Ltd Movement -- 11.13 Smith Movements -- 11.15 Temco Movements -- 11.16 Westclox Type No. BM25 Movement -- 11.17 Conclusions
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unknown
Extent
XVII, 248 p. 230 illus., 166 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319143880
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-14388-0
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-14388-0
Label
British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980 : The Rise and Fall of a Technology, by Leslie Philip Pook, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Glossary and Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Outline -- 1.2 What is a Synchronous Clock? -- 1.3 Historical Background -- 1.4 AC Mains Supply -- 1.5 User Experience -- References -- Part I Main text -- 2 Manufacturers and Brands -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Brands -- 2.3 Manufacturers -- References -- 3 How a Synchronous Clock Works -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Synchronous Motors -- 3.3 Reduction Gear -- 3.4 Striking and Chiming Work -- 3.5 Synchronous Time Switches -- References -- 4 Synchronous Clock Cases -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Synchronous Clock Case Styles -- 5 Servicing of Synchronous Clocks -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Electrical Faults -- 5.3 Mechanical Faults -- 6 Analysis of Marketing and Reliability -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Analysis of Marketing -- 6.3 Analysis of Reliability -- 6.4 The Rise and Fall of a Technology -- Part II Galleries -- 7 Gallery of Synchronous Mantel Clocks -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Alexander Clark Clock -- 7.3 BEM Clock -- 7.4 Camerer Kuss & Co Clock -- 7.5 Clyde Clocks -- 7.6 Ediswan Clock -- 7.7 Elco Clocks -- 7.8 Empire Clock -- 7.9 Ferranti Clocks -- 7.10 Garrard Clocks -- 7.11 Genalex Clocks -- 7.12 Ingersoll Clocks -- 7.13 Liberty Clock -- 7.14 Marigold Clock -- 7.15 Metalair Clock -- 7.16 Metamec Clocks -- 7.17 Riley Clock -- 7.18 Smith Clock, Type 1 Striking Movement -- 7.19 Smith Clock, Westminster Chiming Movement -- 7.20 Smith Clocks, BM7 Movement -- 7.21 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 7.22 Smith Clock, QAT Movement -- 7.23 Smith Clocks, QEMG Movement -- 7.24 Synchronomains Clock -- 7.25 Temco Clocks, Mark I Movement -- 7.26 Temco Clocks, Mark IV Movement -- 7.27 Temco Clocks, Mark V Movement -- 7.28 Temco Clocks, Smith Movement -- 7.29 Conclusions -- 8 Gallery of Synchronous Bedside Clocks -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Bowden & Sons Clock -- 8.3 Elco Clock -- 8.4 Ferranti Clocks -- 8.5 Franco British Electrical Co Ltd Clock -- 8.6 GEC Clock -- 8.7 Genalex Clock -- 8.8 Goblin Clock -- 8.9 Kelnore Clock -- 8.10 Magneta Clock -- 8.11 Metamec Clocks -- 8.12 Smith Clocks, Type 1 Movement -- 8.13 Smith Clocks, BM7 Movement -- 8.14 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 8.15 Smith Clock, QGEM Movement -- 8.16 Sterling Clocks -- 8.17 Synchronomains Clock -- 8.18 Temco Clock, Mark II Movement -- 8.19 Temco Clocks, Mark IV Movement -- 8.20 Temco Clocks, Mark V Movement -- 8.21 Conclusions -- 9 Gallery of Synchronous Wall Clocks -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 English Clock Systems Clock -- 9.3 Genalex Clock -- 9.4 Horstmann Time Switch -- 9.5 Magneta Clock -- 9.6 Metalair Clock -- 9.7 Metamec Clock -- 9.8 Smith Clock, Type 1 Movement -- 9.9 Smith Clock, BM7 Movement -- 9.10 Smith Clocks, BM39 Movement -- 9.11 Smith Clock, Heavy Motion Work Movement -- 9.12 Smith Clocks, Bijou Movement -- 9.13 Synchronome Clocks -- 9.14 Temco Clock, Mark V Movement -- 9.15 Westclox Clock -- 9.16 Conclusions -- 10 Gallery of Synchronous Granddaughter Clocks -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Ferranti Clock -- 10.3 Smith Clock, Type 1 Chiming Movement -- 10.4 Smith Clock, Type 1 Movement -- 10.5 Temco Clock, Mark IV Movement -- 10.6 Conclusions -- 11 Gallery of Synchronous Movements -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 BEM Movement -- 11.3 Clyde Movement -- 11.4 Elco Movement -- 11.5 Empire Movements -- 11.6 Ferranti Movements -- 11.7 Garrard Movements -- 11.8 Goblin and Magneta Movements -- 11.9 Kelnore Movement -- 11.10 Marigold Movement -- 11.11 Metalair Movement -- 11.12 Metamec Movements -- 11.17 Sangamo Weston Ltd Movement -- 11.13 Smith Movements -- 11.15 Temco Movements -- 11.16 Westclox Type No. BM25 Movement -- 11.17 Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 248 p. 230 illus., 166 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319143880
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-14388-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-14388-0

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