Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham

Author: Clifford Bird

382 pages, illustrated

Metamec, at one time the largest manufacturer of clocks in the country, has long deserved the research and publication of its extraordinary growth and success. From small beginnings in Dereham, when in full stride 1,000 people were employed producing 25,000 clocks a week, which sold around the world, even to Switzerland.

To students of fashion, styles of the last five decades are reflected in the constantly changing output of the company. To the technically minded, the progression from mechanical to more sophisticated and accurate electrically driven clocks, echoes the galloping advances of the last half century. To inveterate collectors, beware, the complete catalogue of models produced, together with so many example, could fuel an unquenchable passion.