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Barraud and Lunds

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of 12, Bishopsgate Street Within, London, E.C.

Chronometer, Watch and Clock Manufacturers

Established in 1725 by M. Barraud, a Huguenot refugee who brought to London the skill of his race in clock-making. He was succeeded by his sons and nephews. John Richard Lund joined the firm in 1845, and his sons, John A. and Arthur J. Lund, carried on the business until the death of the former.

1914 It is now in the hands of Arthur J. Lund. The firm is the oldest manufacturing house in the trade. The " Old Lobby Clock," for over a century the standard authority for true City time, still marks the entrance to the shop. Premises: Originally in Wine Office Court, Fleet Street. Specialities: Fine English Work. The manufacture and importation of Chronometers, Keyless Levers, Half Chronometers, Repeaters, Calendar, and other complicated Watches. Won the first prize of £300 for Ships' Chronometers, given by Greenwich Observatory. Patents: In connection with Chronometer balances, by John R. Lund; Synchronising Clocks, by John Alex. Lund.

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