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“Simon Willard and his Clocks” by John Ware Willard in good condition. This biography, written by Simon Willard’s great grandson, details the great American inventor’s life and methods. Included inside are 78 illustrations (4 in colour).

Simon Willard was a renowned clockmaker of the 18th and 19th centuries known for his exceptional craftsmanship and innovative designs. His clocks, including the iconic banjo clock and lighthouse clock, were not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly accurate timekeepers. Willard’s clocks featured practical features like alarm mechanisms, and they gained popularity among prestigious individuals, including President Thomas Jefferson. The Willard School, consisting of Simon Willard’s descendants, carried on his legacy of clockmaking excellence. As a result, today Willard’s clocks are treasured artifacts that showcase the fusion of artistry and precision, leaving an enduring impact on the field of clockmaking. This book goes into detail on his creations and processes and is written by his great grandson. Consequently it is a fantastic read for those interested in Simon Willard’s legacy.

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