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February 19, 2019 News

It’s been a busy start to the year here at Smith of Derby. The team have been working hard both in our works and out on the road to keep Britain’s clocks ticking, along with some huge international work which we hope to share with you very soon. In the meantime, please read further about our recent activities. We are delighted that in this edition of NewsTIME we can report that we have received feedback from our training partner, Learning Unlimited, that Joe Mines has achieved a ‘distinction’ in a recent examination on engineering health & safety, attaining 85%. Staying…

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Time for Valentines

February 14, 2019 News

Valentines day, a day for celebrating love and spending the day with your loved one. Many people choose to take their partner to a favourite restaurant of theirs to make them feel extra special. But those who are out this evening, eating and drinking their favourite cuisine, are unlikely to realise just how close they are to a Smith of Derby timepiece. Over the years we have installed many timepieces in bars and restaurants across the globe. One of our most recent was at the German Gymnasium in central London, a restaurant which specialises in Mittel-European food for breakfast, lunch…

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Harrison Clock Visit

February 12, 2019 News

This morning, volunteers from the Derby Museum of Making arrived for a tour of the clock works. After a short introduction from Managing Director Bob Betts, which touched on the history of the family company and its commitment to the future of clockmaking, Bob handed over to Customer Service Manager, Tony Charlesworth, who led the nine visitors on a tour of the factory. Of particular note was the Harrison Clock. Tony outlined how Smith of Derby apprentices had been responsible for the dismantling, restoring and reassembly of the clock, and how the clock was back to full working order and…

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Kuala Belait Public Clock Tower

February 7, 2019 News

Having worked on all corners of the globe there are few countries which do not feature a Smith of Derby clock across the world. However, Brunei was one of those until recently. In late 2018 we were commissioned to supply four clocks for a prestigious public clock tower in the town of Kuala Belait, situated in the West of the South East Asian country. The blue clock drums were fabricated in house using high grade aluminium and finished with marine grade paint to ensure a high-quality product was provided. The clock dials were made from opal acrylic based upon a…

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