the english regulator

After their development in the early 18th century to meet the demands of astrological observation,Regulator clocks have been the guardians of accurate timekeeping. 

I specialise in making English long-case regulator clocks which have a Graham deadbeat escapement, compensated invar pendulum and Harrison maintaining.

Each clock is unique and takes almost nine months to build using traditional working methods and, in my Cotswold  workshop, I make every component of the mechanism and case. I also undertake the hand engraving of dials and beat-plates.  

 

Cases  are built to a client's specification. I offer a traditional style case as well as a modern one of my own design which has the potential to show the clock mechanism to full advantage.

 

Cases are built in seasoned oak or mahogany then fully veneered from a range of decorative veneers such as rosewood, ebony or walnut burr. Cases are finished with either French polish or Tung oil.