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Clock Restoration & Manufacture

Turret clocks and clock towers are a prominent feature of the historic environment. Both dials and clocks require regular attention, but modern technology has resulted in a number of interesting innovation such as remote maintenance and automatic winding.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Clock Restoration & Manufacture
Smith of Derby Ltd
Smith of Derby Ltd, 112 Alfreton Road, Derby DE21 4AU
Tel 01332 345569 Fax 01332 290 642
Email: enquiries@smithofderby.com
Website: www.smithofderby.com
As the UK’s leading clock repairers, restorers and conservation specialist they have served the church and heritage community for over 150 years. For this time their passion has been creating and caring for the world’s greatest public clocks; from small parish church clocks to some of the most celebrated cathedral, commercial, private and station clocks. Annually their team of service engineers carefully maintain 4500 clocks in the UK and around the world.
Thwaites & Reed
P.O. Box 51 Rottingdean Brighton BN2 8YQ
Tel 0845 230 1740
Email: thwaitesandreed@aol.com
Website: www.thwaites-reed.co.uk
Thwaites & Reed was established in 1740 as manufacturing clockmakers, with antecedents from 1610. and is involved with clock conservation, including turret clocks in listed buildings. Clocks can reconditioned to current standards of best practice for conservation. Dials and hands can be renovated, re-gilded or painted, with restoration of bells and chimes, and modernisation with automatic winding and implementation of health and safety compliance.
Oxford Clock Company, PO Box 182 Oxford, OX1 4FL Telephone 01865 205321 Website: www.oxfordclockcompany.co.uk