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CLOCK AND WATCH MAKING,
THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL.
BY THOMAS REID,
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS,
66 TEMPUS IMPERATOR RERUM."
ILLUSTRATED BY PLATES.
PRINTED FOR JOHN FAIRBAIRN, EDINBURGH;
JAMES DUNCAN, LONDON ; & J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS,
Prince Augustus Frederick,
DUKE OF SUSSEX,
EARL OF INVERNESS AND BARON OF ARKLOW, K. G. PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES, AND COMMERCE
THE great attention and zeal with which your Royal Highness has on all occasions fostered, and patronized every attempt towards the improvement of the Arts and Sciences, and which have so eminently conduced to their rapid progress, suggested to me the propriety of soliciting the honour of dedicating the following Treatise to your Royal Highness.
I beg to return my most grateful acknowledgment for the distinction of having been permitted to inscribe, to so Illustrious a Personage, a Work which contains the result of my practical experience of many years labour in my more active days.