Thomas Mudge, English horologist, c 1772.

 
Thomas Mudge, English horologist, c 1772.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

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Thomas Mudge (1717-1794) started a clockmaking busines in Fleet Street, London in 1751, and became one of England's most eminent makers. He invented the lever escapement, used to regulate the movement in spring-driven watches in c 1757, and was appointed watchmaker to King George III in 1776.

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