EarlyClocks.uk Antique Clock Restoration

Offering 30+ years of experience in antique clock sales and comprehensive restoration services specialising in early clocks

Affordable Repair and Services

Fast Gear, Pinion and Arbor Cutting Service

Parts machined and fabricated.  Period replacement parts sourced.

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Dial Restoration

Brass dials repaired, resilvered and refinished.

Replacement dial work and associated engraving.

Gallery of recent examples...

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Escapement Reconversion

Lantern clock balance and verge pendulum escapement reconversion from anchor.

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Specialising in Early London Clockmakers

Antique clocks for sale / Antique clock repair, restoration, sourcing, and relocation services

Clocks Currently Available

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  • A variety of early clocks bought, sourced, and sold including bracket, lantern, longcase, and wall clocks
  • 30 hour and 8-day brass dialled movements, London and provincial
  • Period and correctly copied, high quality replica cases and movements are also traded
  • A selection of later period clocks including traditional English Fusee dial clocks

Gallery of Sold Clocks - Scroll to the bottom of the page

Movements / Dials and Components Currently Available

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Downloads and Special Interest

Peter Closon Lantern Clock Article

Our study attributing a full sized London lantern clock (as surfaced - DEC 2009) as a product from the workshops of Peter Closon – ‘Neer Holburn Bridge’ London’, a prolific maker of these clocks from 1625-1660 in the Lothbury clockmakers’ district in London. The clock was sold on to a customer unrestored.

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A Rare Miniature 'Between the Trains' London Lantern Clock - Trubshaw-London

We acquired a rare original miniature English lantern clock circa 1690 from the descendent of one of the original owners since it traveled to Austrailia in the1840s. A genuine museum quality piece by John Trubshaw – London. 

A 'barn find' piece we sympathetically restored... The clock was remembered by the old gentleman in his childhood, same unrestored condition along with the family tale of its provenance.

We made an appropriate oak bracket (1998) to complete the package.

In 2005 the clock was sold to a collector in the UK; unfortunately it currently appears on another restorers website as their own work.

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Clockmakers’ Company Masters and their Apprentices. Transcribed from Atkins’ list of 1931

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About Us

A lifetime of interest and experience... NAWCC# 71355 since 1975

My name is Geoff.  I've been involved with antique clock restoration since a teenager in the 1970s, spending summers working with my uncle in Clerkenwell London learning the trade. My father was a trained English cabinetmaker from whom I learned case work.  During my undergraduate years at Michigan State University and throughout my commercial scientific engineering career, I've maintained an active involvement in the restoration and trading of earlier antique clocks. In 1984 I established a modest shopfront trade partnership on the Boston North Shore (MA), relocating to the UK in 2003. Throughout my professional life I've been lucky to have been involved with a variety of art history conservation projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale Museum of British Art, and other important museums.   A member of the National Association of Clock Collectors for over 30 years, I've taken part in numerous technical, historical, an conservation seminars. The last few years have been focused full time on early antique clocks. I look forward to assisting the collector however I can.


I look forward to your business...  G. Cox


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Feel free to contact us anytime... phone or email earlyclocks@gmail.com

Currently undertaking work with a typical 30 day turn around time for overhauls and dials, and <5 days for machine work.

We're always looking for consignments and offer a clock / maker location service in addition to a short list of affordable, quality 17th-18th century clocks currently for sale. 


Early Antique Clock Restorations Sales & Services

Stansted, Essex CM24 8ED, United Kingdom

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