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All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker

All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker

Author: George Daniels
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All in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels, the master mechanic, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stood alone in modern times as the inventor of the revolutionary co-axial escapement, the first substantial advance in portable mechanical timekeeping over the lever escapement, which had dominated ever since its invention in 1759. Daniels's love of mechanics embraced not only the minute, however - he was also a passionate collector and driver of historic motorcars. This revised and updated autobiography allows the reader to witness the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.
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George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI, who died in 2011, was a practising horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and was a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - were the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.
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General Fields

  • : 9780856676802
  • : Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
  • : Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
  • : September 2012
  • : 260mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 681.114092
  • : 681.114092
  • : George Daniels
  • : 162
  • : 162
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 150 colour, 85 b/w illustrations, 21 line drawings
  • : Revised edition
  • : 150 colour, 85 b/w illustrations, 21 line drawings
  • : Revised edition