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Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 John Smith

Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850

John Smith

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FOREWORDTHE abundance and variety of Clocks and Watches every-where needs no comment here. They are part of our dailylife, and it is safe to say that no other article of domestic orpublic utility has so many enduring associations.Perhaps theseMoreFOREWORDTHE abundance and variety of Clocks and Watches every-where needs no comment here. They are part of our dailylife, and it is safe to say that no other article of domestic orpublic utility has so many enduring associations.Perhaps these latter are more emphasised in what arecommonly termed Grandfather Clocks, a name which atonce suggests honoured ancestors long since departed.Throughout the length and breadth of Scotland they areto be seen, and they are treasured by their possessorsamongst the most valued of heirlooms. Although manyowners could readily tell to whom their clocks belongedoriginally, yet how few could give any information aboutthe craftsmen who made and left so many fine specimensof their skill behind them. It is only but fair that thenames of these patient and clever men should be held inremembrance. For that purpose this compilation has beenundertaken.In 1903 a first edition of this volume was published,and its instant success made clear that its contents wereacceptable to a very large number of people. The names,data, and notes there given were reproduced in numerouspapers and magazines all over the country, so much sothat the intense interest aroused stimulated me to makefurther inquiries which are embodied in this volume. Itmay be mentioned that the occurrence of the Great Warprevented its appearance sooner.The subject is one of some difficulty, as most of the menpursued their daily labours in obscure villages and countrydistricts, and never had an opportunity of being chronicledin written or printed records. The fortunate practice ofProduct descriptionIf you HATE the book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words, this book is for you.We dont use OCRd book technology (Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text) to make the kindle version but we bring to you by THE SCANNING OR PHOTOGRAPH PROCESS. So everything you see here is almost same as original version. It may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact.We hope you enjoy and are satisfied with our book. For more interesting books, please search for ‘AMA publication’.AMA PublicationImportant Notice!! Please read before you purchase.- This book was produced from scanning process so you CAN’T use some text feature such as Adjust Font Size, Search or Highlight.- Since this book does NOT support TEXT adjustment Function, we strongly do not recommend reading it with mobile phone, Android, BB or any small device.- This book does NOT support Text To Speech Function.