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

Authors: John Glanville and William M. Wolmuth

368 pages, 677 colour & 339 b&w 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- Presents previously unpublished research about the manufacturers, the clocks they made and the dates when they were manufactured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

The following manufacturers are included in the book:

Bentima Company Ltd
British United Clock Company Ltd
Clarion Clock Company
S. Davall & Sons Ltd
F. W Elliott Ltd
J. J Elliott Ltd
Enfield Clock Company Ltd
English Clock & Watch Manufacturers Ltd
John D. Francis Ltd
Francis Clocks Ltd
Horstmann Gear Co. Ltd (the makers of Newbridge Clocks)
Garrard Engineering & Manufacturing Co. Ltd
Gillett & Johnston Ltd
Grimshaw, Baxter & J. J. Elliott Ltd
Hirst Brothers & Company Ltd (trade mark: Tame Side)
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Newport Clock Company Ltd
Norland Clock Company Ltd
Perivale Clock Manufacturing Company Ltd
Rotherham & Sons Ltd
Smith's Clocks & Watches Ltd
Smith's English Clocks Ltd
Smith's Industries Clocks Ltd
United Kingdom Clock Company Ltd
H. Williamson Ltd

The trade marks include: Tame Side, Astral and Empire