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Smith of Derby Acquires James Ritchie & Son Clockmakers

November 4, 2013 Heritage, News

On November 1st, Smith of Derby, the world-renowned clockmaker, showed its support of British manufacturing with the acquisition of James Ritchie & Son, Scotland’s oldest turret clock manufacturer. The James Ritchie & Son brand and name will continue to be used, and the Edinburgh company will be supported by Smith of Derby from its base in the Midlands. These developments build on many years of collaboration between the two companies. The move helps to strengthen and support the long-term future of clock-making and conservation in Britain. Joe Smith, Director of Smith of Derby Limited, said: We are delighted to be…

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