I have decided to offer most of my father, Charles Terwilliger's horological library for sale.   I inherited the library about twenty five years ago.   While a few of the books are of use or interest to me, I simply haven't referred to most of them since I inherited them.

Given my limited use for these books, I would rather have them go to someone who can use and enjoy them, or even someone who would like to have something that belonged to my father, or even better, someone who knew him.  I really don't want them to wind up in some estate sale.

I am sure that some of the books are rare or have special interest to collectors.
In addition to the clock books there are quite a few books on watches.

There are no prices here, and I am in no hurry.

If you're interested, Email me:



Let's start with two horological periodicals in bound volumes,
both starting with Vol I No. 1

Antiquarian Horology
Vol. I No. I (December 1953) through Vol. XV (1984-85)
Note: Numbers 1 and 2 of Vol I are reproductions.

and the

Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Vol. I (June 1946) Through Vol. XXVII (February 1985)
Note: Vol 1 is a reproduction.

INCLUDED with the bound periodicals are MANY subsequent unbound copies of the above publications and sundry associated material.

ALSO Many copies of Clocks Magazine, the AWI News and Horological Times and anything else that's in those boxes in the basement.


The Periodicals Shelved
From time to time as the volumes accumulated my father would take them to be bound.
The BLUE volumes on the top shelf are
        Antiquarian Horology
and the Proceedings of the Antiquarian Horological Society
See the Antiquarian Horology Website

The RED volumes on the bottom two shelves are the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

The blue volume on the left end of the middle shelf is a reprint of Vols I, II, and III of the Bulletin published by NAWCC

The two red volumes to its right are the actual Vol. II and III of the Bulletin. (Until Vol IV The NAWCC Bulletins were 8-1/2 x 11)



Most of the remainder of the library can be seen here.

I don't have the time or inclination to catalog it but I will try to respond to any requests for information.   Included categories might be: Clocks by nationalities, reference works, repair,

There are a few of those expensive boxed watch books (Patek Philippe, Breguet, George Daniels etc.)

There are Many Many interesting and obscure pamphlets.

Not shown are numerous books on antiques in general, furniture and English enamels and more.
I have an idea how you might be able to get a better idea of the titles included in the library. I would be willing to field a 'phone call from you and stand in front of the library and read titles and / or answer questions.
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