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Armorial Bearings

Armorial BearingsArms were granted to the Company in 1671. A contemporary description of them reads:

Sable, a Clock ye 4 Pillars thereof erected on four Lyons, and on each Capitall a Globe with a Crosse, and the Middest an Imperiall Crowne all Or, and for their Crest upon an Helmet Proper Mantled Gules Doubled Argent and Wreath of their Colours a Spheare Or, the Arms Supported by the Figures of a Naked Old Man holding a Scithe and an Hour Glasse representing Time, and of an Emperour in Roabes Crowned holding a Scepter:

Their Motto

TEMPVS RERVM IMPERATOR

Time is the Ruler of All Things


Grant of Arms

Grant of Arms to the Clockmakers' Company, by Edward Walker, Garter King of Arms, 1671-72 (vellum)

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George Daniels Lecture 29 Nov 2017

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