. The steelyard is stamped with the makers name W BALL BISTER; and it came to the Museums attention through an enquiry. A well engraved dial centre with a silvered chapter ring and single hand layout. DUBLIN Ireland was a hub for clockmakers in the 18th century , a fact often forgotten in the current industry focus on technological innovation and high-end collaborations. . Hoopes (1975, Hardcover, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products. . . . Hoopes (Author) . A well engraved dial centre with a silvered chapter ring and single hand layout. These new, smaller clocks were made by locksmiths who filed cold. VIII) horloges,' and lived thirty years in England. Although the mechanical technology is similar in both types, European clocks far surpassed American clocks during this period in artistry, dial design, and cabinetry. Moore; The Thristle Clockmakers of Somerset 1765-1899 including the Dial makers Thomas Pyke of Bridgwater & Cox of Taunton by N. . The earliest clockmakers from Philadelphia were Samuel Bispam, Abel Cottey, and.