Even an aluminum solder recipe is given. Ok, there is a lot of watch, clock, gearing and mechanical information, most of which is mysterious to me, but there is lots of other stuff that makes the book worthwhile. Amongst this is a great deal of excellent information about using lathes, alloys, metal coloring, tools for lathes and more. Ancient water clock design is covered, and I have not seen this information elsewhere. A whole lot of clock information. As a non-watch person it is a wonderful, exciting understanding of the slow, committed building that humans have done in the timekeeping world.
There are odd things, like black porpoise oil being the best for watches.
The book is also a glossary, with dozens of terms, tools and names I never heard of. The discussions on time are unique, and philosophical in nature as well as practical. There is a huge section on cleaning and repairing.
There are lots of patination and metal coloring recipes and procedures. Dozens of patination recipes are described. Tons of glues, lacquers, sealers and metal finishing recipes are detailed.
Depletion gilding and pickles are extensively covered. A number are clearly taken from German sources. Polishing methods and compounds are looked at in depth. Polishing compound recipes are fully dealt with. Scratch brushing too.
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Odd things like renewing chamois cloths are described. There is very good information on electroplating in various metals. This covers batteries, recipes, all kinds of metals and more. Quite thorough.
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Popular Features. New Releases. Free delivery worldwide. Expected to be delivered to Germany by Christmas. Description Back in all its original prestige Abbott's American Watchmaker and Jeweler remains the ultimate resource for watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. No aspect of the trade goes uncovered in this distinctly American approach to these ancient processes, organized to be the perfect introduction to learning the tools, parts, and their uses, handed down for many generations.
Here you'll find hundreds of drawings, descriptions, and diagrams of many kinds of escapements, complete directions for making staffs, techniques for cleansing, pickling, and polishing all kinds of metals, a full list of necessary terms, and much more. For years Abbott revised this unmatched work, consulting the best authorities to provide the most accurate and comprehensive text. Here is the final reference, straight from an era of dignified professionals and serious craftsmen.
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