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This web site, run by Rosemary Harrison-Smith with the help of Tony Harrison-Smith FBHI, was started in 1997 and it holds information that we have found about various clock and watchmakers, and so far has 35,758 records in its database. The information comes from listings published in books and trade directories that we have in our library, giving dates that makers are known to have been working. At the moment, the database includes 31,947 individual trade directory entries from 363 trade directories and more detailed biographies for 3919 makers and retailers.

The information is not necessarily all there is to know about the maker, but it is a digest of all we have found in our researches. 
We specialise in British and Irish makers.

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Clock and Watch Maker Details added or updated in the last 2 weeks

  • Davies, James of London. A brief document giving some working dates for James Davies of London. (06 Dec 2016)
  • The Tyte Family of Wells, Somerset A brief document giving some working dates for The Tyte Family of Wells, Somerset. (Updated 05 Dec 2016)
  • Knight, Thomas of Bristol. A brief document giving some working dates for Knight, Thomas of Bristol. (01 Dec 2016)
  • Beasley, J. and G. of London. An apparently undocumented maker or retailer with three photos of a chronometer bearing there name. If anyone has information on this person/company or trademark, please let us know. There is FREE access to this page. (28 Nov 2016)

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