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date: 20 October 2019

Vulliamy familylocked

(per. c. 1730–1886)
  • Roger Smith

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Vulliamy family (per.c. 1730–1886), clock- and watchmakers, was founded in London by (François) Justin Vulliamy (bap. 1712, d. 1797), a Swiss watchmaker, son of a pastor at Gingins in the Pays de Vaud, who moved to London in the 1730s to study English watchmaking, particularly, it is believed, the cylinder escapement recently developed by ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Gentleman's Magazine
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)
Guildhall Library, London