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British Watchcase Gold and Silver Marks 1670-1970
This definitive work is devoted to British watchcases and their makers' marks. It contains a full listing of hallmarks from all the assay offices, including for the first time Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Sheffield. It recounts the history of watch glasses, their types and sizes; English metal watch dials; and economic and social factors of the time. It includes appendices on shagreen watchcase makers of London as well as London master/apprentice hierarchies and their biographies.
Philip T. Priestley contributed a great amount of knowledge to the horological community. This book is the capstone of his research and horological legacy. Philip was a Silver Star Fellow of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. He passed away during the final phases of publication. British Watchcase Gold and Silver Marks 1670–1970 was completed by his widow Jean and is a fitting tribute to his life's work as well as being an invaluable and encompassing contribution to this field of study.
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