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Resources: Tools & Machine Tools

Here you will find a list of some of the best sources for clockmaking tools
NOTE: many of these firms have moved in the last few years.

  • Cas-Ker Co.
    2550 Civic Center Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45231-1310
    1-800-487-0408 (orders)
    Full line distributor of tools & supplies for jewelers & watchmakers. Large selection of files and other tools needed to make clock movements.
  • Merritt Antiques
    1860 Weavertown Road
    P.O. Box 277
    DouglassVille, PA 19518-0277
    1-800-345-4101 (orders)
    Has movements and parts and tools. Has special catalog of reproduction clocks.  
  • Timesavers
    Box 12700
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or
    7745 East Redfield Road, Suite #500
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3456
    1-800-552-1520 (orders)
    Email info@
    Movements, many tools, lots of parts
    Current as of 12/31/2022

  • Cowells
    No. 7, Corner Ladysmith/Eastern Rd.
    Essex CO7 OJD
    Phone/Fax 44 (0) 1206 308707
    British maker of watchmaker's and modelmaker's lathes, milling machines and wheel and pinion cutters. The model 90ME lathe has sufficient attachments to allow a complete clock movement to be built. including gearcutting. This lathe was used by England's John Wilding to build his English Regulator movement.
    (Company moved again)

  • Myford
    New owners and new location about August 2011
    Myford LTD.
    Unit 7/8
    Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire HX7 5AD
    Phone 01422 885776
    British maker of lathes. The ML7 lathe is the favorite of both England's John Wilding and the U.S.' Bill Smith. Myfords are well-known for having a complete line of attachments suitable for modelmaking and clockmaking.

  • Sherline
    U.S. maker of small precision lathes, mills and attachments. The line of attachments is not as great as the British lathes but Bill Smith has developed plans for using the lathes for clockmaking.

  • Small Parts
    15901 SW 29th St., Suite 201
    P.O. Box 4650
    Miramar, FL 33027
    (Moved from Miami - absorbed by Amazon?)
    Small tools, metals, fasteners: "The Hardware Store for Researchers and Developers"

  • Peatol Machine Tools
    16-20 Lodge Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5PN, England
    Tel/Fax: 0121-551-1566 (+44-121-554-5177 from outside the UK)
    Mini lathes and Mills equivalent to the Taig. This is the lathe John Wilding used to make the ¾ second Pendulum Electric Clock (1999)
    Moved and renamed Rotagrip, LTD

  • Taig Tools USA
    Manufacturer of Lathes, Mills, manual and CNC ready
    12149 E. Nightingale Lane
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    Tel/Fax: 480-895-9648
    Email sales@TaigTools.com
    See also their CNC site Microproto.com

  • Progress Tool Company
    645 South Olive Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    FAX (213) 489-2140
    Email Onlinesales@progresstool.com
    Jewelry Mfg. Tools, Machinery and Supplies
    Can no longer be found

  • P.P. Thornton (Successors), Ltd.
    The Old Bakehouse, Upper Tysoe
    Warwickshire CV35 0TR
    United Kingdom
    Tel 01295 680454
    Fax 01295 680067
    New Owner - Moved to new location August 2011
    The Old Dairy
    Prescote Manor Farm
    Cropredy, Oxon OX17 1PF
    Phone/Fax 01295 758092
    Email Info@ppthornton.com
    Horological cutter makers: wheel and pinion cutters
    Current address 12/31/2022

  • Chronos Engineering Supplies
    Unit  2 Southfields Road
    Dunstable, LU6 3EJ
    TEL 01582 471900
    Data current 12/31/2022
    Engineering & Model engineering Supplies. Once provided only gear cutting division plates for a variety of English lathes including Myford, Cowells, etc.

  • Carter Tools
    Nick Carter's incredible Web site. He is a Taig distributor and has pages and pages of links relating to the use of Taig mills and lathes.
    His website updated 9/2/2022.

  • Little Machine Shop
    396 W. Washington Blvd. #500
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Email: Info@LittleMachineShop.com
    Supplier of tools and accessories for the bench top machinist. Catalog is over 120 pages.

  • A2Z Corp.
    3955 S. Mariposa St.
    Englewood CO 80110
    Model Airplanes, Authorized Sherline & Taig Dealers. Accessories for the bench top machinist.

  • Victor Machinery Exchange
    56 Bogart Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11206-3817

    12155 Stephens Road
    Warren MI 48089-3962
    (Moved 2019)
    Email Sales@Victornet.com
    Machinery & accessories




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