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 Thomas Tompion

Thomas Tompion

Birth
Northill, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England
Death 20 Nov 1713 (aged 74–75)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot The Nave, with Graham
Memorial ID 7070 · View Source
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Craftsman. Known as "The Father of English Watchmakers", he has been called the finest clockmaker of all time. His timepieces boasted high precision as well as great beauty. Tompion was especially known for watchmaking improvements. It is believed that he worked as a blacksmith until 1664, when he was apprenticed to a London clockmaker. Admitted to the Clockmakers' Company in 1671, he became a master in 1704 and was appointed clockmaker for the new Royal Observatory.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Tompion (1638–20 Nov 1713), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7070, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .