Time Telling Through the Ages

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. - Summary by Chris Cartwright

Genre(s): Technology & Engineering

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter i, The Man Animal and Nature's Timepieces Claudia Salto
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Play 02 Chapter ii, The Land Between the Rivers Linda Johnson
00:26:39
Play 03 Chapter iii, How Man Began to Model After Nature Linda Johnson
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Play 04 Chapter iv, Telling Time by the "Water Thief" Linda Johnson
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Play 05 Chapter v, How Father Time Got his Hour Glass Linda Johnson
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Play 06 Chapter vi, The Clocks Which Named Themselves tommack
00:19:24
Play 07 Chapter vii, The Modern Clock and Its Creators realisticspeakers
00:30:25
Play 08 Chapter viii, The Watch That Was Hatched From The Nuremburg Egg James K. White
00:19:16
Play 09 Chapter ix, How a Mechanical Toy Became a Scientific Time Piece tommack
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Play 10 Chapter x, The "Worshipful Company" and English Watchmaking garybclayton
00:19:33
Play 11 Chapter xi, What Happened in France and Switzerland Kristine Bekere
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Play 12 Chapter xii, How an American Industry Came on Horseback Kristine Bekere
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Play 13 Chapter xiii, America Learns to Make Watches Linda Johnson
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Play 14 Chapter xiv, Checkered History Linda Johnson
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Play 15 Chapter xv, "The Watch That Wound Forever" Linda Johnson
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Play 16 Chapter xvi, "The Watch That Made The Dollar Famous" Linda Johnson
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Play 17 Chapter xvii, Putting Fifty Million Watches Into Service realisticspeakers
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Play 18 Chapter xviii, The End of the Journey realisticspeakers
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Play 19 Appendix A, How it Works Kristine Bekere
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