My Own Right Time: An Exploration of Clockwork Design
by Woodward, Philip
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. First Edition. Small Quarto. 166p. index. bibliography. The pendulum is a constant source of interest to scientists. The author writes his own personal accounts of his own inventions and achievements in horology. Escapements, the mechanisms that drive pendulums are a delight to the geometrical mind as well as the mechanical engineer. There was a fascinating quest for precision horology before the atomic clock and the quartz chip. Bound in black cloth spine lettering gilt, paper clip impression to upper edge of a few leaves. A near fine copy in near fine with minor wear to corners and spine ends.
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