The British Clockmaker, Incorporated
Specialists in the Professional Restoration of Antique Clocks,
Marine Chronometers, and Automata.
P.O. Box 102, 49 West St. - Newfane, VT 05345 - Tel: (802) 365 7770 - Mobile: (802) 254 0529 - info@thebritishclockmaker.com

Ray BatesDealers in Fine Clocks and Barometers

Working with love and precision, Ray Bates sets antique clocks ticking again--and breathes some life into an age-old craft: "I call myself a clockmaker, but in reality what I do is reanimate," says Bates matter-of-factly. "Clocks are close to living things. The way the original makers constructed them predetermines how they will act, so while they may not be a living entity, they represent the ongoing creation of their makers. It's my job to get inside the minds and hearts of the original makers, to be in communion with them, to make their works live again."

-- Boston Sunday Globe Magazine,  1995

On the 12th April 2010, Ray was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, in London.
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Ray Bates (right) during ceremony in  London for his induction as Freeman

On the 12th April 2010, Ray was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, in London. 

Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.The Clockmakers' Company is an active City of London craft guild or "Livery Company" and was founded under a Royal Charter of King Charles I in 1631. The Clockmakers' Company is the oldest surviving Horological institution in the world. Its museum constitutes the oldest collection specifically of clocks, watches, and sundials in existence.

Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Founded 1631

The British Clockmaker
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Tempus Rerum Imperator
(Time is The Commander of All Things)
Motto: The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

Qualified Member:

Qualified Member:
The British Horological Institute

Established in London in 1957, The British Clockmaker has become an American institution! Ray Bates is known internationally as a consultant, and restorer of major clock collections, public and private, throughout the USA and Canada. He appears frequently on TV, and has been featured in many magazine articles.

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The British Clockmaker®, Inc., Newfane, Vermont

Ray and Richard Bates work side by side in the Newfane home the business has occupied for 50 years.
The British Clockmaker Marks 50 Years In Vermont
Thursday, 17 July 2014, Steve Zind, VPR

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The British Clockmaker®, Inc., Newfane, Vermont
Ray Bates, CMBHI
Antiquarian Horologist
P.O. Box 102
49 West St.
Newfane, VT 05345
info@thebritishclockmaker.com
Telephone 802 365 7770
Mobile 802 254 0529
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