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Curiosities of clocks and watches from the earliest times

Wood, Edward J.

Curiosities of clocks and watches from the earliest times

by Wood, Edward J.

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Published by EP Publishing in [Wakefield, Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clocks and watches.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of London, 1866 ed.

    Statementwith a new introduction by Richard Good.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS545 .W66 1973
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 443 p.
    Number of Pages443
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5094840M
    ISBN 100854098208
    LC Control Number74166511

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