The Rise of the Tompions

Catalogue no: 1254
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Ethel Simcoe
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1931
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An account of the Tompion family and their place in the parish of Northill, Bedfordshire with a family tree of the Tompion family. A good description given "by an eminent horologist" of the turret clock in the church. Details given of Thomas Tompions relations with other members of his family. Details given of churchwardens' accounts with Tompion references. Some annotations in red ink by Ilbert Photographs as follows: 1. Tompion's House, shewing part of old workshop 2. Back view of the Forge on Ickwell Green 3. The front of the Forge on Ickwell Green 4. Birthplace of Tompion the horologist at Northill 5. Clock (dial) on Northill church, c. 1690 6. Oak Bier, dated 1663, and bearing the name of the horologist's father in Northill church.
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