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Description: Clear instructions for making clocks

STÖCKEL, Johann Matthias.
Praktische Lehre oder Anweisung über den Uhrenbau in seinem ganzen Umfange, nach welcher ein jeder Liebhaber die besten und richtigen Uhren aller Art selbst auf eine leichte und faßliche Art verfertigen kann.


München, Joseph Lindauer, 1820. 8vo. Orig. boards. With 49 illustrations on 16 folding lithographed plates. XII, II, 199 pp.

First edition of a practical manual on clocks by Johann Matthias Stöckel, a German clockmaker and mechanic, explaining the making of all kinds of clocks, from tower clocks to wall clocks, including the required calculations and measurements. The work clearly illustrates the instructions given, showing cogwheels in different sizes, dials, weights, etc., as well as a circular calendar with the rising and setting of the sun and the moon, also depicting the signs of the zodiac.

Good copy.- (Binding sl. rubbed; some waterst.)
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