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Clockmaking in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks

By John Glanville , William M Wolmuth

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ISBN: 9781847978950
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 14/10/2015
PAGES: 368
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 677 colour photographs and 339 black & white illustrations

Over a decade John Glanville and Bill Wolmuth undertook an important horological project for the British Museum. This involved establishing a representative collection, for the Museum, of twentieth-century domestic mechanical clocks made in England and Wales using industrialized manufacturing methods. This remarkable book is the culmination of their efforts.


  • Provides a comprehensive history of each significant manufacturer, including the principal people involved
  • Covers the various mechanical clock movements that were produced
  • Presents previously unpublished research about the manufacturers, the clocks they made and the dates when they were manufactured
  • Indicates how readers can identify and date almost all of the clocks they are likely to encounter
  • Contains a useful glossary and over 500 bibliographical references

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Latest Reviews
" ..a splendid work that will be an essential addition to the bookshelves of all those interested in the final years of English mechanical horology. "
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Reviewed By: The Horological Journal

" I believe this book will be the definitive reference tome for many future students / budding clock makers who received horological information, education and tuition, as these are the last mechanical movements that allow traditional skills to be practiced. "
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Reviewed By: Timepiece, Newsletter of the British Watch & Clock Makers' Guild

" A well-structured index, the comprehensive provision of references and a technical glossary will help to make the book useful and accessible to a variety of readers. The fine achievement of the authors together with their supporters in the British Museum in realising this book deserves wide recognition. "
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Reviewed By: Antiquarian Horology

" A substantial reference book that will answer the queries of many an ordinary clock-owner who may have just one or two of these twentieth-century clocks, and it will be a boon to horologists, repairers, collectors, museum curators, dealers and auctioneers who regularly see many of them. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Wales and Marches Horological Society

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