“The Clockmakers of London”

Clockmakers of London

(Soft cover, 26cm x 21cm ISBN: 0 9512978 1 3) contains 48 pages and more than 70 illustrations. Superb colour photographs include John Harrison’s 5th Marine Timekeeper (above) and its movement, Harrison’s personal pocket watch signed “John Jefferys 1753”, clocks and watches by Tompion, Jones, Knibb, Mudge, Arnold and others, a timekeeper used by Capt. George Vancouver on his voyage of discovery to Vancouver Island, the Clockmakers’ Company’s magnificent Royal Charter and many unique manuscripts.

The book tells the story of clock and watch making in London and of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 22 succinct sections:

*     The importance of timekeeping
*     The beginning of clockmaking
*     The guild system
*     Early domestic horology in England
*     Early clock making in London
*     The founding of the Clockmakers’ Company
*     Civil War
*     The application of the pendulum to clockwork
*     Plague
*     Fire
*     Rebuilding the City
*     The “Golden Age” of English clockmaking
*     Perfecting the Marine Timekeeper
*     The Clockmakers’ Company in the 18th and 19th centuries
*     Membership of the Company
*     The Founding of the Clockmakers’ Company Library
*     The founding of the Clockmakers’ Company Collection
*     Later Developments in the Collection
*     The Company today
*     Some celebrated Masters
*     Bibliography
*     Some local museums with important horological collections

“The Clockmakers’ of London” is sold in aid of the Museum and Educational Trust of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (Reg. Charity No: 312876), and can be obtained from Guildhall Library Bookshop, or by post from the Clockmakers’ Company

Price £12.00 incl p&p.

Credit card payment via PayPal can be accepted for purchases of “The Clockmakers of London”.  Owing to the high cost of currency conversion, sterling cheques only, please.

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