A volume of printed (1788-1818) and manuscript (1784-1814) material relating to the Company of Clockmakers. Including letters, petitions and historical articles. Also including circulars from the Goldsmiths Company regulating standards of gold and silver in watches and material concerning the meetings about the proposed repeal and alteration of the statute 5 Eliz. I c.4 (Artificers and Apprentices).
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 755
- Dates of Creation1784-1818
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Isaac Rogers was Warden of the Company of Watchmakers 1810-12 and 1823. The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers was founded by royal charter in 1631 in order to regulate the crafts of watch and clock-making. The Company had certain policing powers and actively sought out poorly made material, seizing and destroying it. The Company is still in existence.
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Transferred from the Goldsmiths Library, 1969. The volume was included in the collection presented to the University Library by the Goldsmiths' Company in 1903.