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Arnold and Dent

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1830 Company formed by Edward John Dent with John Roger Arnold, then one of the foremost chronometer makers. Arnold had a small factory at Chigwell, Essex

1831 Dent was made free of the Clockmakers' Company and moved into Arnold's house at 84 Strand.

Arnold and Dent, probably with Frederick William Rippon, experimented with glass balance springs, though these did not live up to their early promise. Dent also experimented with mercury-filled clock pendulums and lectured on this subject to the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Newcastle in 1838.

1838 Arnold and Dent received the royal warrant.

1840 After the end of the partnership with Arnold, Dent traded under his own name Edward Dent

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of Edward John Dent, ODNB