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Thwaites and Reed

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of Clerkenwell, London.

Scientific instrument and Clockmakers.

1740 Founded by Aynsworth Thwaites who made the Horse Guards Parade clock which was still working 200+ years later[1]

1856 Mr Buggins joined the firm and his descendants continued to be associated with the business for >100 years

The firm continues in business [2]

The book 'London's Industrial Heritage' by Aubrey Wilson (David & Charles, 1967) features a description and illustration of a gear cutting machine in use in the 1960s, having been made by the company over 100 years earlier.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 22, 1977
  2. [1] Company website