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Brian & Joy Loomes

Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge, Harrogate
North Yorkshire HG3 5HW
England

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We have 11 pages of clocks for sale on the web site, a large archive of sold clocks, and over 118 articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification. For more information, please click the links on the right.

Winners of the 2001 BACA award for excellence under the category of specialist clock dealers, judged on 1. quality of service, 2. consistent quality of stock, 3. depth of knowledge.

Antique Clocks

Clock how-tos

Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
How to assemble and set up your pendulum clock | How to look up the maker of your clock
How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Our service for locating a clock by a specific named maker or ancestor
British clock types

How to look up the maker of your clock

The bible of the clock collector is a book called 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World', a two-volume work, Volume One by G. H. Baillie, Volume Two by Brian Loomes, published in London by Robert Hale. These two volumes cover almost 100,000 makers of the English-speaking world and Europe, listing briefly those known details of each maker. You need to check in both volumes to see whether details of a maker are known.

These two volumes have now been unified into a single book, with additions and revisions, its title 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, complete 21st century edition'. Entries in this work are very brief, but summarise what is known about each maker. More detailed information is usually available in a book covering an individual county, where such a book exists.

'Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers' by F. J. Britten lists only some 25,000 makers, most of them already in the previous book, but 'Britten' often has additional information on London makers. This book, presently into its ninth edition, is published by Methuen Spon, London.

Clocks made in Scotland can be identified from the lists of makers in 'Old Scottish Clockmakers' by John Smith, first published in 1921 by Oliver & Boyd of London, reprinted by E. P. Publishing Ltd., Wakefield. Makers of clocks made in Wales can be looked up in 'Clock and Watch Makers in Wales' by Iorwerth C. Peate, published by the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

There are books on the makers of many individual counties of England, and new ones are constantly appearing. A list of those counties on which books have been written can be found in the Bibliography section in 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World'.

Owners of American-made clocks can now consult a recently-published compendium of all known American makers, 'American Clockmakers & Watchmakers' by Sonya L. & Thomas J. Spittler and Chris. H. Bailey, published in 2000 by the Arlington Book Co, Fairfax, Virginia 22031-1409, USA. Signed copies can be ordered direct from the author, Tom Spittler, 10925, Sigler Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344. at $39.99 including postage within the US.

Those Americans with a deeper interest in clocks might like to join the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

SOME BOOKS ON REGIONAL CLOCKMAKERS

Bates, Keith. Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham published privately 1980.
Beeson, C. F. C. Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400-1850 published by the Antiquarian Horological Society 1962 and revised edition published by the Museum of the History of Science 1989.
Bellchambers, J. K. 'Somerset Clockmakers' published by the Antiquarian Horological Society 1968.
Bellchambers, J. K. 'Devonshire Clockmakers' published by Devonshire Press, Torquay, 1962.
Beney, David. 'Beaminster Clocks and their makers' published by Good Hope Antiques, Beaminster, Dorset, 1996.
Bird, C. & Y. 'Norwich & Norfolk Clocks & Clockmakers' published by Phillimore, Chichester,1996.
Daly, Anthony. 'Ormskirk Clockmakers & Watchmakers' published by Mayfield Books 2006.
Daniell, John. 'Leicestershire Clockmakers' published by Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service 1975.
Dowler, Graham. 'Gloucestershire Clocks and Watch Makers' published by Phillimore, Chichester 1984.
Elliot, D. J. 'Shropshire Clocks & Clockmakers' Phillimore 1979.
Haggar, A. and Miller, L. F. 'Suffolk Clocks & Clockmakers' published by the Antiquarian Horological Society 1974.
Hewitt, P. A. 'Leicestershire & Rutland Clockmakers' published 1992 as a reprint from Antiquarian Horology Spring 1991 and Spring 1992.
Hughes, Roy & Craven, Maxwell. 'Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Derbyshire' published by Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, Derbyshire 1998.
Lee, Ronald A. 'The Knibb Family Clockmakers' 1964.
Loomes, Brian. 'The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain' published by N. A. G. Press Ltd, London 1981.
Loomes, Brian. 'Clockmakers of Northern England' published by Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, Derbyshire 1999.
Loomes, Brian. 'Yorkshire Clockmakers' pub. By George Kelsall 1989.
Loomes, Brian. 'Lancashire Clock & Clockmakers' pub David & Charles 1975.
Loomes, Brian. 'Westmoreland Clocks & Clockmakers' pub David & Charles 1974.
Mason, Bernard. 'Clock and Watchmaking in Colchester' 1969.
McKenna, Joseph. 'Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Central England' published by Mayfield Books 2002.
Miles Brown, Revd. Canon H. 'Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers' published by David & Charles in 1961.
Moore, James. 'The Clockmakers of Bristol 1650-1900', published privately 1999.
Moore, Rice & Hucker. 'Bilbie and the Chew Valley Clock Makers' published privately 1995.
Neale, J. A. 'Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671-1737' published by the Antiquarian Horological Society 1999.
Pearson, Michael. 'Kent Clocks & Clockmakers' published by Mayfield Books 1997.
Penfold, John. 'The Clockmakers of Cumberland' 1977.
Pickford, Chris. Bedfordshire Clock & Watchmakers 1352-1880 published by the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society1991.
Pollard, David. The Astronomical Clockmaker Edward Cockey and other Warminster Horologists' published by Bedeguar Books, Warminster 1998.
Ponsford, Clive. 'Devon Clocks and Clockmakers' published by David and Charles in 1985.
Ponsford, C. & Authers, W. P. 'Clocks & Clockmakers of Tiverton' 1977.
Priestley, Philip. 'Early Watch Case Makers of England 1631-1720', published by The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in 2000.
Snell, Michael. 'Clocks & Clockmakers of Salisbury' published by Hobnob Press, Salisbury, 1986.
Symonds, R. W. 'Thomas Tompion his life and Work' published by B. T. Batsford 1951, reprinted by Spring Books, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1969.
Tebbutt, Laurence. 'Stamford Clocks and Watches'1975
Treherne, A. A. 'Nantwich Clockmakers' catalogue of an exhibition at Nantwich Museum, no date.
Tribe, Tom & Whatmoor, Philip. 'Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers' published 1981 by Tanat Books, Oswestry.
Tyler, E. J. 'The Clockmakers of Hertfordshire' published by the Antiquarian Horological Society 1997.
Tyler, E. J. 'The Clockmakers of Sussex' ?1986.
Whyte, Donald. 'Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Scotland' published by Mayfield Books 2005.
Young, John. 'Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers' published in three volumes by Sedgehill Publishing, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 2004, 2006 and 2012.

 

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Care, maintenance and identification of antique clocks
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How to set the calendar dial of your clock | How to set the moon dial on your clock
Finding out about your antique clock | Our service for locating a clock by a specific named maker or ancestor
British clock types


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