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Code: CLAL035

Smiths Vintage Longcase Westminster Chime 'Grandaughter' Clock C1956



Smiths Vintage Longcase Westminster Chime 'Grandaughter' Clock C1956, in an Oak Case.

Chromed bezel and aliminium dial with Roman numerals.

Height 133cm
Width 28cm
Depth 16cm

This item has been serviced and is guaranteed for a period of 1 year from the date of sale, subject to our standard Terms and Conditions of Guarantee.

Samuel Smith began trading as jeweller and watchmaker in 1851 at 149/151 Newington Causeway, London. His son (also Samuel) took over the business aged 25 in 1875 after his fathers death. By end of the 19th century they had 6 shops and four royal warrants.
Allan Gordon Smith, youngest son of Samuel jnr , then took over the running of the firm, making clocks watches and motor accessories. In the 1920s Gordon set up ABEC, the All British Escapement Company. In the 1930s Smiths took over various clockmaking companies to become largest clock producer in Britain, including:
English Clock & Watch Manufacturers Ltd taken over by Smiths in 1932
Enfield Clocks purchased by Smiths in 1933 but allowed to continue trading independently for some years. Clocks and watches stopped being manufactured in around 1979, but the company is still active.

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