The Pinchbeck Family

The Pinchbeck Family started as clockmakers under Christopher Pinchbeck, who specialised in complicated astronomical-musical clocks. He exhibited his clocks in various fairs and invented a metal with the appearance of gold. This, known as ‘Pinchbeck metal’ was an alloy of three parts zinc to four parts copper. Watch cases are frequently made of the metal. Edward Pinchbeck, second son, succeeded to his business and continued with complicated and musical clocks.

The elder son, Christopher Pinchbeck, continued on his own and supplied a complicated astronomical clock to George III in 1765. This clock is still in Buckingham Palace.

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The repair and servicing of antique clocks require specialist skills that have been developed over many generations. Traditionally these skills are passed on from Master to Apprentice and we now have our own team of artisans specialising in various different areas of horology.


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