A Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers by John Wyke of Liverpool - Introduction and technical summary by Alan Smith

A Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers by John Wyke of Liverpool

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Introduction and technical summary by Alan Smith
John Wyke (1720-87) was a successful craftsman and manufacturer in the small but highly specialized tool trade of Lancashire, England.  His catalogue illustrates in great detail the wide range of tools commercially available to watch- and clockmakers in the second half of the 18th-century and has the distinction of being the earliest known catalogue.  Alan Smith provides extensive historical and technical annotations of the plates and a detailed biography of Wyke together with a history of the manufacturing enterprise that Wyke began and Thomas Green continued. 

• Hardcover, 54 pages; black and white illustrations

• 12 x 9 x .75
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