Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/138
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: JOSEPH PRESTON AND SONS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): Joseph Preston and Sons | watch, clock and chronometer movement makers
Joseph Preston and Sons were watch, clock and chronometer movement makers of Prescot, Lancashire.
Scope and content/abstract:
The records of Joseph Preston and Sons, watch, clock and chronometer movement makers, comprise two volumes containing descriptions of parts c 1890-5 and 1892-1914 (Mss 14558, 14560), a cash book 1893-1904 (Ms 14545) and a bank pass book 1907-12 (Ms 14559).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Purchased by the Clockmakers' Company at an auction of the library of Professor David Torrens of Dublin. The Clockmakers' Company deposited these records in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1973, together with the business archives of Victor Kullberg (watch and chronometer maker of Islington) and E. Sills (watch and chronometer finisher of Tottenham), and lecture notes of Heinrich Otto concerning watchmaking. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
Further records of Joseph Preston and Sons, chiefly financial records 1895-1942, were known in 1973 to be held by Merseyside County Museums, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: January to May 2011.