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Watchmaking

Author: George Daniels
Publisher: London : Philip Wilson Publishers ; New York : Palgrave MacMIllan [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Upd. 2011 edView all editions and formats
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Discribes and illustrates the making of the precision timekeeper, at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. This handbook provides an insight to the enthusiast and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Daniels
ISBN: 9780856677045 0856677043
OCLC Number: 712125663
Notes: Previous edition: 1981.
Description: 420 pages, xxiv leaves of plates (color) : illustrations (some color), plans ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Workshop and Equipment --
Workshop Specification --
Drawing Methods --
Visual Aids --
The Lathe --
Lathe Types --
Steel --
Brass --
Binding Wire --
Shellac --
Measuring Tools and Gauges --
Pointing and Boring Machines --
Optical Measuring --
2.Hand Tools --
General Bench Tools --
Drills and Drilling --
Screws and Threading --
Shoulder Screws --
3.Finishing Steel and Brass --
Hardening Steel --
Finishing Materials --
Polishing --
4.Turning --
To Make a Balance Staff --
Turning and Fitting Pinions --
5.Wheels and Pinions --
Wheel-Tooth Forms --
Pinion Cutters --
Wheel Cutters --
Train Design --
Depthing --
Wheel Cutting --
Topping Tools --
Pinion Cutting --
Hardening and Polishing --
Escape Wheels --
6.Making Small Components --
Square Holes --
Barrel Arbors --
Ratchet Wheels --
Pawls --
Stop Work --
Barrels and Covers --
Balance Rollers --
Levers and Pallet Frames --
Chronometer Detents --
Hands --
7.Jewelling --
Standard-Sized Jewels Note continued: Cutting and Shaping Stones --
To Make a Jewel Hole --
To Fit the Jewel --
The Ruby Cylinder --
To Shape Pallet and Locking Stones --
8.Escapements --
General Principles --
Verge Escapement --
Cylinder Escapement --
Duplex Escapement --
Lever Escapement --
To Set Out an English Escapement with Ratchet Wheel of 15 Teeth --
To Set Out a Semi-Equidistant Club-toothed escapement with Wheel of 15 Teeth --
Chronometer --
To Set Out the Chronometer Escapement --
The Further Development of the Escapement --
Echappement Naturel --
Detached Escapements Without Lubricant --
Independent Double-Wheel Escapement --
Double Radial Impulse with Single Wheel --
Co-Axial Escapement --
Extra Flat Co-Axial Escapement Action of the Revised --
Co-Axial Escapement --
Symmetrical Co-Axial Escapement --
9.Mainsprings and Accessories --
Power Variation --
Mainspring Dimensions --
Spring power Available --
Type of Mainspring --
Equalizing the Force of the Spring Note continued: Constant Force Escapements --
Making the Fusee --
Winding Indicator --
Stop Work --
Winding --
Equation of Time --
10.Movement Design --
Historical and General --
Planning the Movement --
Detail Design of a Tourbillon Movement --
Planning the Carriage --
Making the Frame --
Supporting the Carriage --
Tourbillon Carriages --
Making a Tourbillon Carriage --
11.The Balance and Spring --
Temperature Compensation --
Balance Wheels --
Balance Springs --
Springs Studs and Collets --
To Fit the Balance Spring --
12.Casemaking --
Soldering --
Watch Glass --
13.Engine-Turned Cases and Dials --
Dial Making --
Dial Feet --
Seconds Circle and Sector Index Plate --
Finishing the Dial --
Cleaning and Oiling.
Responsibility: George Daniels.

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