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Litherland, Davies

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Chronometer displayed at the World Museum, Liverpool

Litherland, Davies & Co of Liverpool

c.1826 Chronometer on display at the World Museum, Liverpool.

1796 Founded by Peter Litherland, who died in 1804.[1]

1837 Advertised that they had moved to purpose-built premises at 19 Bold Street, corner of Newington, nearly opposite Slater Street. [2]

1843 Advertising as chronometer makers at 37 Bold Street[3]

Litherland, Davies & Co. took over from Litherland, Whiteside and Co. in 1816. Located at Brownlow Hill in 1816, Church St. 1816-34, and Bold St from 1832 – 77. Several members of the Litherland family were engaged in making chronometers and also rack lever watches during the early 19th century. Peter Litherland was one of the best known of these. Litherland & Davies imported clocks from Paris during the 19th century and William Litherland had an establishment in Paris c. 1870.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] The British Museum website, Litherland & Co.
  2. Liverpool Mail - Tuesday 10 October 1837
  3. Liverpool Mail - Saturday 25 November 1843
  4. [2] Liverpool History Society Questions website