[HISTORY] Time Telling Through the Ages - Harry C. Brearley -jo

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Post by ccfpcl » September 29th, 2018, 8:38 am

Time Telling Through the Ages by Harry Chase Brearley (1870 - 1940).

A history of timekeeping from the stone age through to American mass production, covering timepieces from the sundial and water clock through the key inventions driving advances in the accuracy of clocks and watches in both Europe and America. The book was conceived and sponsored by the Ingersoll Family as a celebration of their then 25 years of watchmaking. ( Chris Cartwright)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 30th, 2018, 4:43 pm

I'll MC this for you Chris. MW will be available shortly.
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Post by ccfpcl » October 1st, 2018, 12:34 am

That's great. Thanks a lot Jo!

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Post by JorWat » October 1st, 2018, 11:38 am

Ooh, I do like me some non-fiction. Can I volunteer as DPL?

I actually read a couple of books about the history of timekeeping and calendars not too long ago (The Calendar and Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History), so it will be interesting to compare.
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Post by ccfpcl » October 1st, 2018, 11:41 am

Hi Jordan,

I'd be delighted. I thought I'd struggle to get a DPL for this. Thank you!

I've been a clock repairer myself, hence my interest.

Best Regards, Chris.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 1st, 2018, 5:58 pm

Chris,

I've added Jordan as DPL. As soon as you get the MW filled in, we will be ready for Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by ccfpcl » October 2nd, 2018, 1:10 am

Hi Jo,

Think we're ready to roll...

Best Regards, Chris.

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Post by realisticspeakers » October 2nd, 2018, 6:01 am

Hi!

Can I read 7, 17, and 18 please.
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Post by ccfpcl » October 2nd, 2018, 6:48 am

They're yours. Congratulations on being the first reader (Except me...)!

Thanks, Chris.

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Post by Eduard Rochester » October 2nd, 2018, 8:50 am

I'll read Section 8.
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Post by ccfpcl » October 2nd, 2018, 10:09 am

Thanks very much!

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Post by smike » October 3rd, 2018, 12:15 am

Ooh, this sounds interesting. Put me down for section 1, please. :)
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Post by ccfpcl » October 3rd, 2018, 12:17 am

It's yours Claudia.

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Post by mennaaa » October 5th, 2018, 11:14 am

can i get section 2 &3

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Post by ccfpcl » October 6th, 2018, 2:38 am

Hi.

Thank you and welcome to Librivox!

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Best Regards, Chris.

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