Box of escapement finisher's tools

Made:
1900-1925 in London
Box of escapement finisher's tools

Box of escapement finisher's tools
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Box of escapement finisher's tools used by William Heyes, London, early 20th century.

This miniature chest of tools was used by the very fine London escapement maker and finisher William Heyes. It contains an astonishing array of vital equipment, including tools for polishing roller edges, screw arbors for turning wheel blanks, shoulder tools, swing tools, stakes, clamps, rounding tools, brooches, tongs, underhand polishing tools, scrapers and oilers.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1053

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3958
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
timekeeper maker's tools
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers