Atkins clock movement Identification

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Bruce Barnes, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM.

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  1. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

    Mar 20, 2004
    I have researched the data available in the search forum and I am still unsure as to whether Atkins produced his own movements or relied on sub-contractors or both.
    Since he offered instruments with common t&s,wagon spring and fusee movements,so if he made all these it must have been a very well organised manufacturing environment.
    I have two clocks by Atkins and was wondering if their were any clues or tip offs as to whether these were sub contracted or made at his facility.
  2. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    Nov 13, 2011
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    when you say 'the search forum'... does that include the 'previous bulletins' archive on the main site?

    i remember a couple of articles there that went into a little bit of detail about the relationship between atkins and welch spring & co.
  3. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    Jan 15, 2004
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    You might want to look at the August 1983 Bulletin article, The Atkins Clock Co. - The End of an Era, pp. 476-479. It includes a bankruptcy inventory of the personal property of the Atkins Clock Co. Looking at it, the company seems to have the equipment and facilities to produce movements. Remember, however, Atkins was involved in several different companies in his career.

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