Mastering The Way Of THE HOROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK NOW HAS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST LIBRARIES DEDICATED TO WATCHES Is Not An Accident - It's An Art
When the Horological Society of New York( HSNY) was created in 1866, establishing a library was one of the first enterprise agreed upon by its authors. The modest collection served the association for 150 times with original textbooks bestowed by its members. Now, thanks to an talent from a longtime collector enjoying one of the biggest intimately possessed assortments of horological accoutrements , the HSNY is home to one of the world’s largest horological libraries.
Horological scholar and president of the National Watch and Clock Library Fortunat Mueller- Maerki spent 30 times traveling the world and copping
horological coffers including books, diurnals, audiovisual accoutrements and other rare ephemera on all aspects of the study of time and timers.
“ It was my stopgap to make a library that would one day serve the topmost number of people, ” said Mueller- Maerki. “ casing it in Manhattan under the care of the Horological Society of New York is a patron’s dream come true. ”
it contains nearly 800 direct bases of custom- erected shelf space casing over,000 horological particulars. These include transaction deals and trade registers, diurnals, academic and specialized papers, leaflets, advertising accoutrements , bills, cards and a rare book collection with first editions and treasures dating as far back as 1652.
The HSNY’s Jost Bürgi Research Library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm EST. On staff is HSNY’s full- time librarian,Dr. Miranda Marraccini, ready to help with exploration requests. Walk- sways are welcome, but movables are encouraged for exploration and can be made right then. For those outside New York City, you can also browse the online library roster.