Clocks and Watches Reading List


Baillie, G.H., and Brian Loomes. Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World. 2 vols. London: N.A.G. Press, Ltd., 1988.

Britten, Frederick James. The Antique Collectors Club Edition of Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers. 3d ed. rev. Woodbridge, England: Antique Collector's Club, 1977.

Bruton, Eric. History of Clocks and Watches. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1979.

Ehrhardt, Roy. Foreign and American Pocket Watch Identification and Price Guide. Kansas City, MO: Heart of America Press, 1976.

Moore, N. Hudson. The Old Clock Book. New York: Frederick A. Stoker, 1911.

Nutting, Wallace. The Clock Book. New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1935.

Smith, Alan ed. The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979.


Burrows, G.E. Canadian Clocks and Clockmakers. Oshawa, Ontario: Published by the author, 1973.

Langdon, J.E. Clock and Watchmakers and Allied Workers in Canada, 1700-1900. Canada: Anson-Cartwright, 1976.


Beeson, C.F.C. Clockmaking in Oxfordshire, 1400-1850. Ramsgate, England: Antiquarian Horological Society, 1967.

Bellchambers, Jack Kenneth. Devonshire Clockmakers. Totnes, England: Devonshire Press Ltd., 1962.

______. Somerset Clockmakers. Ramsgate, England: Antiquarian Horological Society, 1968.

Brown, Howard M. Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers. Newton Abbot, England: David and Charles, 1970.

Daniell, John. Leicestershire Clockmakers. Leicestershire, England: Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1975.

Hagger, Arthur L., and Leonard F. Miller. Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers. Ticehurst, England: Antiquarian Horological Society, 1974.

Loomes, Brian. Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers. North Pomfret, VT: David and Charles, 1976.

______. Westmoreland Clocks and Clockmakers. North Pomfret, VT: David and Charles, 1974.

______. Yorkshire Clockmakers. Clapham, England: The Dalesman Publishing Company, Ltd., 1972.

Mason, Bernard. Clock and Watchmaking in Colchester, England. Feltham, England: Country Life, Ltd., 1969.

Penfold, John B. Clockmakers of Cumberland. Ashford, England: Brant Wright Association, Ltd., 1977.


Allix, Charles. Carriage Clocks. Woodbridge, England: Baron Publishing, 1974.

Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français. Paris: Tardy, 1971-72.

La Pendule Française. 3d ed. 3 vols. Paris: Tardy, 1961.


Bender, Gerd. Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke. Villingen/Schwarzwald: Verlag Muller, 1975.

Jüttemann, Herbert. Die Schwarzwalduhr. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1972.

Maurice, Klaus. Die deutsche Räderuhr. 2 vols. Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck, 1976.

Tyler, Eric John. Black Forest Clocks. London: N.A.G. Press, 1977.

The Netherlands

Sellink, J.L. Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks. Bronxville, NY: Clock Trade Enterprises, 1973.


Fennell, Geraldine. A List of Irish Watch and Clock Makers. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1963.


Morpurgo, Enrico. Dizionario degli Orologiai Italiani, 1300-1880. Rome: Edizioni "La Clessidra," 1950.


Siedlecka, Wieslawa. Polskie Zegary. Warsaw: Zaklad Narodowy im. Ossolinskich, 1974.


Chenakal, Valentin L. Watchmakers and Clockmakers in Russia, 1400-1850. W.F. Ryan, trans. Ramsgate, England: Antiquarian Horological Society, 1972.


Smith, John. A Handbook and Directory of Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453-1850. Edinburgh, 1903. Reprint. New York: British Book Centre, 1975.


Jaquet, Eugène, and Alfred Chapuis. Technique and History of the Swiss Watch. 2d ed. London: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., 1970.

United States

Bailey, Chris H. Two Hundred Years of American Clocks and Watches. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., A Rutledge Book, 1975.

Beckman, Elizabeth D. Cincinnati Silversmiths, Jewelers, Watch & Clockmakers. Cincinnati: B.B. and Co., 1975.

Carlisle, Lilian Baker. Vermont Clock and Watchmakers, Silversmiths, and Jewelers 1788-1878. Burlington, VT: Stinehour Press, 1970.

Criss, David. Collectors Price Guide to American Pocket Watches. 7th ed. Imlay City, MI: Criss and Son Enterprises, 1985.

Distin, William H., and Robert Bishop. The American Clock: A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey, 1723-1900. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1976.

Drost, William E. Clocks and Watches of New Jersey. Elizabeth, NJ: Engineering Publishers, 1966.

Edwards, John. The Complete Checklist of American Clock and Watchmakers 1640-1950. Stratford, CT: New England Publishing Co., 1977.

Eckhardt, George H. Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers. New York: Devin-Adair Co., 1955.

Ehrhardt, Roy, and William F. Meggers. Identification and Price Guide to American Pocket Watches from Beginning to End. Kansas City, MO: Heart of America Press, 1987.

______. American Pocket Watch Identification and Price Guide. Kansas City, MO: Heart of America Press, 1974.

Gibbs, James W. Buckeye Horology. Columbia, PA: Art Crafters, 1971.

______. Shaker Clockmakers. Columbia, PA: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., 1972.

Hoopes, Penrose R. Connecticut Clockmakers of the 18th Century. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1930.

James, Arthur Edwin. Chester County Clocks and Their Makers. West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 1947.

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Supplement #5. Clockmakers of the Concord, Massachusetts Community. Columbia, PA: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., 1967.

Palmer, Brooks. The Book of American Clocks. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1950.

______. A Treasury of American Clocks. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1967.

Parsons, Charles S. New Hampshire Clocks and Clockmakers. Exeter, NH: Adams Brown Co., 1976.

Roberts, Kenneth D. Connecticut Clock Technology of Joseph Ives 1810-1862. Bristol, CT: American Clock and Watch Museum, 1970.

______. Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock. Bristol, CT: K. Roberts Publishing Co., 1973.

Swedberg, Robert W. American Clocks and Clockmakers. Radnor, PA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co, 1989.

Townsend, George E. Almost Everything You Wanted to Know about Watches and Didn't Know Who to Ask. Vienna, VA: published by the author, 1970.

Wood, Stacy B.C., Stephen E. Kramer, and John J. Snyder. Clockmakers of Lancaster County [PA] and Their Clocks 1750-1850. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977.


Peate, Iorwerth Cyfeiliog. Clock and Watch Makers in Wales. Cardiff: The National Museum of Wales, Welsh Folk Museum, 1960.


de Carle, Donald. Watch and Clock Encyclopedia. New York: Bonanza Books, 1977.

Grimwade, Arthur G. London Goldsmiths 1697-1837: Their Marks and Lives. 2d ed. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1982.


Ehrhardt, Roy. Trademarks, Watch Cases, Pocket Watches, Precious Stones, Diamonds. Kansas City, MO: Heart of America Press, 1976.

Kochmann, Karl. Clockmaking in Europe: German, Austrian, Swiss, French Trademarks. Concord, CA: Antique Clock Publishing, 1977.

Watch Cases

Niebling, Warren H. History of the American Watch Case. Philadelphia: Whitmore Publishing Co., 1971.

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