Thomas Bridge of Heaton, Bolton Le Moors. (1707 – 1717)

Thomas Bridge is believed to have been the father of clockmaker Thomas Bridge of Wigan. Living in Heaton, Bolton le Moors, on his death in 1717 his tools were sold, the collection suggesting that he made virtually the whole of his clocks. None of his clocks are known to have been signed ‘Bolton’ but some Bridge clocks are signed elsewhere. It is possible, that he was working in Edinburgh in 1691 and London in 1690-1710.

Bridge is known to have collaborated with Andrew Knowles, on a clock signed Knowles and Bridge, some time before his death in 1717.

An early face of a Thomas Bridge Clock, having the stylistic cues of clock by Bridge of London, and Bridge of Wigan, maybe linking these makers?