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M. F. Dent and Co

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of 34 Cockspur St, London, chronometer, clock and watch makers

1856 Richard Edward Dent died intestate; presumably his widow, Marianna Frederica Dent, continued the business at Cockspur Street under her initials.

1860 Business advertised - watchmaker[1]

1861 One of the successor businesses of E. J. Dent and Co

1862 Frederick Knudsen, in the employ of M. F. Dent, of 33 and 34, Cockspur-street, Charing-cross, gave patent notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in chronometers."[2]

1870 John Smith, Manager to Messrs. M. F. Dent and Co., Chronometer, Watch, and Clock Makers, of Nos. 33 and 34, Cockspur-street, Charing-cross, gave patent notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in instruments for timing ships'logs."[3]

1892 M. F. Dent held the Royal Warrant for chronometers[4]

1905 By appointment to the late Queen Victoria[5]

1906 address as above [6]

1913 The name of the business was M. F. Dent[7]

1915 The name of the business was M. F. Dent[8]

1916 address as above [9]

1920 Absorbed into E. Dent and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1860 Post Office Directory
  2. London Gazette 12 August 1862
  3. London Gazette 22 February 1870
  4. The London Gazette 8 January 1892
  5. The London Gazette 3 January 1905
  6. Metropolitan Phone Book
  7. London Gazette 3 January 1913
  8. London Gazette 1 January 1915
  9. London Phone Book