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This web site, run by Rosemary Harrison-Smith with the help of Tony Harrison-Smith FBHI, was started in 1997 and it holds information that we have found about various clock and watchmakers, and so far has 35,758 records in its database. The information comes from listings published in books and trade directories that we have in our library, giving dates that makers are known to have been working. At the moment, the database includes 31,947 individual trade directory entries from 363 trade directories and more detailed biographies for 3940 makers and retailers.
The information is not necessarily all there is to know about the maker, but it is a digest of all we have found in our researches.
Pattens Clock Repairs
Est 1932, antique and modern clocks repaired.
phone 01268 759047 (Benfleet, Essex)
William is listed as a watch repairer at The Green, Mendlesham in 1896. This could be an incorrect classification as William Arbon of Menlesham was, in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census returns a wheelwright and carpenter who was followed in the same occupation by his son by 1901. There are no people with the surname of Arbon in any of our sources, in Suffolk or even in Great Britain.
|Arbon, William||The Green, Mendlesham, Stowmarket||1896 Kellys Directory of Suffolk|
Note: Due to the dynamic nature of the addition of Trade Directories to our library, these results may show additional dates to the text above.
The above information and dates are correct to the best of our knowledge based on the current books etc in our library at the time this page was last written or amended. Please be aware that any dates given are not necessarily the start and finish dates of this maker, they are just the dates that it is likely that he was working based on the information we have found. These are taken from trade directories etc and it is quite possible that they were working for longer periods than shown above.
If you have any ADDITIONAL information or photos of any items of interest with reference to this maker, and would be happy for them to be published on this page (they must be your own photographs, not ones which have a copyright restriction), please send them to info(at)clockswatches(dot)co.uk . If you are supplying information, please ensure you include all source reference information such as book title/author etc.