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An introduction to the world of horology for the complete beginner. It explains the terminology of the clockmaker and provides general details of clock construction including layout of wheels and escapements, all of which are described and illustrated. The making of wheels, pinions, escapements, plates, pendulums, weights, cases, hands and faces is discussed. The necessary tools and equipment are described, with details of how to make specialised items and choice of most suitable materials for their construction.