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was a renowned English watch and clockmaker. He took over Arnold & Co
John Arnold was an English watchmaker and inventor.John Arnold was the first to design a watch that was both practical and accurate, and also brought the term "Chronometer" in to use in its modern sense, meaning a precision timekeeper...
in 1843 at 84 Strand, London
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. The family business, Charles Frodsham and Co.
still holds the Royal Warrant
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of clock suppliers to the British Royal Family
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An example of a clock by Frodsham is a sidereal
Sidereal, of the stars, may refer to:* Measurements of time:** Sidereal time** Sidereal day** Sidereal month** Sidereal year* Sidereal period of an object orbiting a star* Sidereal astrology...
clock on display in the Norman Lockyer Observatory
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Time kept by a Frodsham clock was the official time piece of Australia
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when it was founded by the British
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in 1788. The clock remains on display at the Royal Observatory in Sydney
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