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Clocks were once made locally, in large and small towns, even villages. Now we have, mostly, mass produced clocks. There was a period where movements and dials and bells were produced en mass, in Birmingham and other places, and the clock assembled locally, perhaps using a local cabinte maker.

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There useful reference books about local clockmakers; but the topic could do with a thorough going study for the whole of Cumbria.


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

Loomes, Brian:: Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers

Penfold, John B: 1977: Clockmakers of Cumberland: Brant Wright Associates (Ashford, Kent):: ISBN 0 903512 11 4

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

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