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Clock Dials
Local Clockmakers

A number of clock dials have been seen and photographed, many in antique shops to whose owners I am grateful. The clockmaker's name on these dials is usally accompanied by their place of work, and is evidence about that place.

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NB: nearly all clock photographs have been moved into the Lakes persons database, LAKESPER.mdf, and will no longer show on the lists below, but will be included in the gazetteer entry for the relevant place. As yet, the person database is not part of the Lakes Guides website.


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..., clockmaker's, Kirkby Stephen, NY7708 -- The shop regulator, 1830s-40s:- 'J. RIDLEY. / KIRKBY STEPHEN.' (photo 30.6.2008) (BPJ54.jpg)
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St Kentigern's Church, church, Keswick, NY25742429 -- Clock dial. (photo 5.11.2011) (BVP62.jpg)
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St Margaret's Tower, church, Over Staveley, SD47139817 -- Dial for the turret clock, 1744; one hand, notice the hour divisions in fours. (photo 29.8.2007) (BOA54.jpg)
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St Oswald's Church, church, Ravenstonedale, NY72230426 -- Old clock dial. '17 19' (photo 9.12.2005) (BLL49.jpg)
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Wigton, building/s, market town, Wigton, NY25494840 -- Longcase clock, brass dial with spandrels, silvered chapter ring:- '[ ] WIGTON' (photo 18.4.2008) (BPB31.jpg)


Cave-Browne-Cave, B W: 1979: Jonas Barber, Clockmaker of Winster: reminder Press (London):: IBN 0 9506689 0 7

Loomes, Brian: 1974: Westmoreland Clocks and Clockmakers: David and Charles (Newton Abbot, devon):: ISBN 0 7153 6545 2

Penfold, John B: 1977L Clockmakers of Cumberland: Brant Wright Associates (Ashford, Kent)

Reid, C Leo: 1925: North Country Clockmakers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries: Reid, Andrew and Co (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland)

Stuart, Susan E: 1996: Biographical List of Clockmakers, North Lancashire and South Westmorland 1680-1900: Lancaster University (Lancashire):: ISBN 1 86220 019 X

Thistlewood, Roslyn M (ed): 1996: Leyland Clocks, The: British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust Archives


Edwardes, Ernest L: 1971 (new edn): Grandfather Clock, The

Loomes, Brian: 1974: White Dial Clock, The: David and Charles:: ISBN 0 7153 6425 1

Norgate, Jean & Norgate, Martin & Hudson, Felix: 1982: Dunfermline Clockmakers: Hudson, Felix (Dunfermline, Fife):: ISBN 0 9507890 0 3

Smith, Allan: 1975: Clocks and Watches: Connoiseur, The (London):: good bibliography

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