James Woolley

Image by/from Andrewrabbott James Woolley or James Wolley (ca.1695 – 22 November 1786) was a watch and clockmaker from Codnor, Derbyshire. He was born ca 1695, the son of Samuel Woolley and Abigail Pinegar. He made turret clocks, one of which was installed in the Nottingham Exchange, which he gifted to the Nottingham Corporation, and…

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On Ebay Right Now…

Don’t Dismiss eBay For Movements & Dials… Sourcing antique or old movements and dials for restoration suitable to be housed in a reproduction case you are proposing to make can be time-consuming and costly, to say the least. I have spent many hours rummaging through antique shops and fairs and standing hours trying to buy…

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The Perceived Value of a Longcase Clock

After many years of working in the clock repair and restoration business I now know that the perceived value of a longcase clock can be greater than its monetary value. Call the Clock Repairer When visiting one of my many long standing customers, an elderly lady who had been widowed for many years who had…

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book by CHAUNCEY JEROME

CHAUNCEY JEROME | History of the American Clock Business

Riversdale Clocks Proudly Presents the opportunity for you to obtain your copy of the… History of the American Clock Business and Life of CHAUNCEY JEROME,  WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. New Haven: 1860 A title by Chauncey Jerome, who was a Clockmaker in the early 1800s. He made a fortune selling his clocks, and his business became…

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Clock Makers: Y

Y.  English & European Clock Makers Yardley, James. Stratford. 1770. Maker of a finely inlaid mahogany clock, longcase,  on  bracket feet. Gill and Reigate. Yates, George.   Maiden. 1746. . Yates, Samuel.   London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1685. Yeatman, Andrew.     London. 1692-1739. Yeomans,    Ralph.      London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1722. Yonge, George. London. 1798-1805.    Strand. York,    Thomas.         London. Clockmakers’ Company. …

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