Henry Manly, active between 1730 and 1760, was a celebrated engraver and chaser. For a discussion of Manly's work, see Richard Edgcumbe, The Art of the Gold Chaser, pp. 70-83.
John Ellicott, one of the most famous 18th century English clock and watch makers, was born in 1706 and succeeded his clockmaker father who died in 1733. He worked at 17 Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange , London from 1728 to his death in 1772. In 1738 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and served as a Councillor for three years. Later he became clockmaker to King George III and made many fine and unusual clocks. He is probably best known for the invention of a compensated pendulum in which the bob is raised or lowered, by means of levers, to counteract the expansion or contraction of the rod. John Ellicott took his son Edward into partnership in 1760 and the clocks and watches made after this time were signed Ellicott with no forename until circa 1769 when the signature was changed to John Ellicott & Son.
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