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The Simpson Family of Clockmakers

Information about the Simpson Family of Clockmakers

The Simpson family of clockmakers were Quakers with the brothers John and Joseph setting up business circa 1758. John died in 1796 and Joseph soon after with John Simpson Junior continuing the business until his death in 1837.

The majority of their clocks were of thirty-hour duration, but a number of eight-day examples are known with at least two housing musical movements.

See Brian Loomes, Clockmakers of Northern England, Mayfield Books 2007.

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