Category Archives: Clocks and watches

Timeless timepiece (Object 83)

My Dad, as I have noted in previous posts, was originally a watchmaker by trade. He served his apprenticeship at T.S. Cuthbert in Glasgow, as proven in this document found in the archives, signed by Cuthbert himself: He remained employed … Continue reading

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Changing times (Object 81)

Here is another exhibit from the regional branch of the Usmeum (Brother 2’s house). This is Dad’s copy of J.F. Britten’s  Watch & Clock Maker’s Handbook, Dictionary & Guide, published by E. & F.N. Spon in 1938. At least, we … Continue reading

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Carriage return (object 4)

Grannie Lane’s carriage clock, complete with its original carrying case: as small, neat and practical as she was herself. With Dad being a watchmaker, I grew up in a house full of beautifully maintained antique clocks, striking and chiming melodically … Continue reading

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