The companies making domestic clocks were: Smiths English Clocks Ltd., Smiths Clocks & Watches Ltd.,
The Clocks & Watches division of Smiths Industries and Smiths Industries Clock Company Ltd.

This is not an official Smiths Industries website,
it is an attempt by one person to record some
basic information about Smiths Domestic Clocks
and make this generally available..more

I wish to express my appreciation to Smiths Group plc, who through Mr J. Flint very generously
gave permission for the use of material from their catalogues, advertisemants and publications.

In 2011 Barrie gave electric-clocks a copy of his site, and this is hosted by in Barrie's memory

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Smith domestic Clocks

Smiths of Cricklewood were one of the most prolific clockmakers of the twentieth century, and there can be few homes that have not contained at least one of the company's products.

Apart from the history of the company and factory photographs, this publication contains a fully indexed picture gallery that will allow collectors, dealers and owners of Smiths clocks to date and name their own clocks and thus add to their knowledge and enjoyment.

The reference Guide contains pictures of over 2150 Smiths Clocks and Timers.

Second Edition

Pub March 2008, A4, Gloss laminated colour card covers, 290 inner pages


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This is not an all embracing, erudite or encyclopedic book but it does provide answers to most of the questions I get asked on my Clock Museum website.

It includes pictorial records of the various types of movements and cases made by the company. Details of when changes were made provide an aid to dating a clock and there is a chapter on serial numbers.

Many of the extra units added to standard clocks are illustrated as are the many units such as bell controllers made by Synchronome to provide a complete system. I have also been able to include a set of pictures of the rare Double A frame master clock.

Pub March 2010, A4, Gloss laminated colour card covers, 47 inner pages and 100 illustrations


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Picture galleries for All types of Smiths Domestic clocks are in the Smiths Domestic Clocks book

1. Quick Guide Dates, Clocks, Movements.

Barrie's guide, some clues to the approximate date of a Smiths Clock.

2. Origins of Smiths Industries.

How it all started

3. Brief history of Smiths domestic clock production.

4. Information on Astral, Williamson & Smiths.

added 2011

5. Trade names & Trademarks


6. F.A.Q

7. Acknowledgments.