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Mercer chronometers

Tony Mercer

Mercer chronometers

radical Tom Mercer and the house he founded

by Tony Mercer

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Published by Brant Wright in Ashford, Kent .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thomas Mercer Ltd. -- History.,
  • Thomas Mercer Ltd. -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Tony Mercer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9999.C612T4, HD9999C612 T5 1978
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 251 p., [24] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18545918M
    ISBN 10090351219X
    OCLC/WorldCa7251554

    Prices for chronometers are determined by the name of the maker and the country of origin of the chronometer, whether the movement is of two or eight day duration, the quality of the casing, its provenance or history and, most importantly, by the condition of the movement and whether it has been altered or not, or includes any special features.


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An excellent book on the ground it covers but is very parochial and says practically nothing about the excellent Russian chronometers and is sketchy on American, German and French chronometers. Mercer has restricted his writing to mainly British i.e.

his own family products and seems to have done little research outside this area/5(8). Mercer Chronometers: History, Maintenance and Repair Hardcover – January 1, by Tony Mercer (Author) › Visit Amazon's Tony Mercer Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for Mercer chronometers book author.

Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Tony Author: Tony Mercer. AHEAD OF OUR TIME SINCE Time does not stand still. And nor do we. As we continue to craft new chronometers, however, we occasionally glance back in time. Chronometers were ‘rated’ for accuracy at the annual trials in Greenwich – success was often lucratively rewarded with contracts from private and public sectors.

Tom came second at the Greenwich Trials in The following year, his son Frank Mercer was born, who in later years won Greenwich first prize in with Mercer Headquarters: Richmond upon Thames, Surrey. Mercer chronometers: history, maintenance & repair.

[Tony Mercer] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Tony Mercer. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.

Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Mercer Chronometers: History, Maintenance & Repair. Tony Mercer. Mayfield, - Chronometers - pages. 0 Reviews.

Mercer Chronometers by Tony Mercer published Tony Mercer writes ‘Mercer Chronometers’. Printed in copies, with the first twenty-five given with each of the Jubilee Chronometers, it not only traces the history of the company since its establishment in but also provides an unparalleled historical record of many Mercer chronometers book the.

For many years, Tony Mercer, grandson of the most enduring English maker, has studied and collected a huge amount of information about marine chronometers, instruments which enabled explorers and the Royal Navy to map the world, the Navy to police it, and merchant venturers to sail in relative safety.

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - Radical Tom Mercer and the House he Founded O/P. xxiv, pages, 24 colour plates, 68 b&w illus., 1st edition, signed by author, Mercer chronometers book is an excellent book, much better Mercer chronometers book my opinion than the later book by the same author with a similar title.

The last pages are an essential research tool being a listing of all known Mercer chronometers sold to. Hi Graham, from not much interest in Chronometers and mainly studying Verge Fusees, I now find the subject very interesting, it is unfortunate that Mercer have lost-misplaced the records of this particular Chronometer but they did find 2 more sold to C L Malmsjö & Co.

of Göteborg in with similar Serial Numbers. An excellent book on the ground it covers but is very parochial and says practically nothing about the excellent Russian chronometers and is sketchy on American, German and French chronometers.

Mercer has restricted his writing to mainly British i.e. his own family products and seems to have done little research outside this s: 8. At one time he was also chairman of the British Nautical Instrument Trade Association.

He has written many articles and given lectures on the marine chronometer, and his earlier book, Mercer Chronometers: Radical Tom Mercer and the House He Founded, is still much sought after. Tony Mercer is now retired and lives in Cumbria.

Click to read more about Mercer Chronometers: History, Maintenance and Repair by Tony Mercer. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for bookloversAuthor: Tony Mercer.

Registration - Vintage chronometers are assigned registration numbers. Contemporary pieces are now tested by the Contruale Officiel Suisse des Chronom¸tres (COSC). Price - Antique chronometers are available on eBay. Prices vary based on the maker, age, and condition of the instrument.

Representative examples of chronometers and deck watches by international makers are illustrated in both colour and black and white. A comprehensive list of makers and craftsmen brings together details of men who worked in the industry, their places of work and dates and serial numbers for their instruments.

Tony (F.A.) Mercer is the grandson of Thomas Mercer, the watch and. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.

Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Mercer Chronometers: Radical Tom Mercer and the House He Founded. Tony Mercer. Brant Wright Associates, - Chronometers - pages. 0 Reviews. Shop from the world's largest selection and best deals for Chronometer Marine & Maritime Antiques.

Shop with confidence on eBay. This chronometer was made by the firm of Thomas Mercer and was used as a timekeeping aid at Sydney Observatory. This company set up by Thomas Mercer senior in and continued under the management of his son Thomas junior until Its longevity ensured the company was one of the best known of the British chronometer making firms.

Mercer Chronometers. Posted 2 February & filed under s, s, s, s, s, s, s, 19th century, Early 20th century, Factory work, Mercer, Mercer's Chronometers, Streets, Work. Mercers was a family run marine chronometer manufacturing business.

The firm started in in Clerkenwell London by the founder, Thomas Mercer. Other great makers including John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw, Le Roy, Berthoud, Frodsham, Dent, Kullberg and Tom Mercer are acknowledged for their evolutionary skills.

Representative examples of chronometers and deck watches by international makers - from the earliest known to contemporary instruments - are illustrated in both colour and black and. If you are interested in finding out more about the history and workings of marine chronometers, I have written a book intended for the general reader and collector: 'The Marine Chronometer' John Cronin - The Crowood Press ISBN 1 2 @ £ It is available from Amazon or direct from me.

This work is a history of Thomas Mercer Ltd, the world's largest makers of marine chronometers. It gives a photographic survey of chronometers by other makers and includes repair, maintenance and ratings of chronometers. Thomas Mercer Marine Chronometers - Duration: Horas y Minutos 5, views.

Incredible WW1 Military Vehicle Convoy Steam Through Dorset 11/8/18 - Duration: "The Mariner's Chronometer" is a book about the marine chronometer like no other book, in or out of print. With many colour photographs and diagrams, it describes the structure and function of the machine, together with some of the science behind it.

It then goes on to. Mercer Chronometers - Radical Tom Mercer and the House he Founded. Mercer (Tony) Signed by Author(s) The Clockmakers of Somerset - Moore (A.J.) Bailgate Books Ltd.

items. Clocks and Watches. Potterton Books. 8 items. Clocks & Watches. thecatalogstarcom Ltd. items. Clocks/Watches. Newbury Books & Antiques. Another essential book for enthusiasts is Chronometer Makers of the World by Tony Mercer, very useful for its brief biographies of makers with addresses, dates second edition is still in print and I find it a useful book.

Another useful book, with a good general history, and the best on American chronometers is The Ship’s Chronometer by Marvin Whitney. Tony Mercer, who has died a was an engineer, horologist and the author of three books charting the history of the marine chronometer, the timepiece invented by John Harrison in.

It’s time to headline Thomas Mercer. A legendary name in horology. At the start, inhe was merely a gifted manufacturer of chronometers, who had received approval from the Admiralty.

It was a seal visible on his timekeepers, whose accuracy had become crucial for the state. Then, there was the flourishing industrial era, the fact that it. Thomas Mercer is an old, respected firm in St. Albans, england that produced ships' chronometers from until the early s. Here is a veteran of world voyaging, made just after World War II.

It is # I acquired it from a seaman in Baltimore about 20 years ago. It had only the bottom if its box as removing the top for display purposes. Description: Thomas Mercer, no.mid 20th century The silvered dial signed Thomas Mercer, maker to the Admiralty St. Albans. Greenwich chronometer with typical Roman chapters and blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds ring and 8-day winding indicator, the movement with spotted plates and composed of two sub-assemblies, the.

Thomas Mercer Marine Chronometer No. is in the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Australia. Number is dated to (Tony Mercer, "Chronometer Makers of the World," N.A.G.

Press Ltd., Londonpages ). Anthony Randall, "The Time Museum Catalog of Chronometers,"The Time Museum, Rockford, Illinois lists Earnshaw number on page A Late Thomas Mercer Chronometer.

A Kelvin and James White chronometer overhauled. A makeshift oven to rate chronometers. Usher and Cole’s Finest. A Post-WW II Glashütte Chronometer; Yet more on making a detent; More on making a detent; A chipped impulse jewel and another tale of woe; An eight day chronometer.

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ANTIQUE MORRIS TOBIAS MARINE CHRONOMETER # (c. ) IN FULL WORKING ORDER 34 pins. The Admiralty abandoned its requirement after a short time, and the usefulness of the device was replaced with other options. A notable historical fact from English chronometry is that Thomas Mercer, founder of Mercer chronometers, was an apprentice to John Fletcher from to which may well have been while the present piece was produced.

This book review is a result of that lunch. Thanks a lot, Ingo. Omega Books. 30 mm Chronometer is one of the latest in a long line of books written about various Omega timepieces. Notably, the Moon Watch Only books (three editions to date), Flightmaster Only, From Seamaster To Seamaster, or Omega Sports watches, to name but a few.

Stamped to half-title leaf "First Edition Book Number ", and signed by the Author. NOTE this is quite a different work from the recently reprinted "Mercer Chronometers".

Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 5. A marine chronometer is a timepiece that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine longitude by means of accurately measuring the time of a known fixed location, for example Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the time at the current location.

When first developed in the 18th century, it was a major technical achievement, as accurate. This is one I almost didn't buy. Stumbled on it on vacation, in Washington state. This one was finished in September ofso likely never saw action at war.

Hamilton produced + Model 21 chronometers during October of That was probably more chronometers than some chronometer makers produced, in total.

We use cookies to help make our website better. For more information on cookies and how to block them, visit Thomas Mercer Britannica Gold A Unique Moment. Homage to the association of clocks and the world at sea, with o marine chronometers produced since late s, Thomas Mercer certainly understands what it is that makes sailors and horological collectors tick.

Mirroring the delights of the sea with their adventure-seeking clients, the Thomas Mercer marine chronometers have played.Marathon Navigator Date Watch — New model with sapphire crystal $ $ Marathon JSAR (WW) w/ strap + bracelet (special purchase) $ 1, $ Marathon Black GSAR Automatic Military Divers Watch (WWBK) — NEW.