Mercer Chronometers: History, Maintenance & Repair :: Tony Mercer soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Ashbourne: Mayfield Books, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Frontispiece; Exploded drawings; Appendices ;
From the cover: This book is a history of the firm of Thomas Mercer Ltd, which made chronometers, clocks, instruments and measuring equipment in London and St Albansfrom 1858 to 1984.
Thomas Mercer began as a watchmaker in Liverpool, but moved to Clerkenwell, London, the centre of the horological industry, where he began to manufacture marine chronometers. Initial success in the Kew Chronometer Trials led him to expand his business to St Albans, where the factory soon began to dominate chronometer manufacture, producing them for many other makers world-wide. As well as marine and survey chronometers, regulator clocks and precision timekeepers of many other types were produced, especially chronometer-controlled master clock systems for both cargo sh…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
239 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
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