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Posted: Mon 15 Jul, 2013 9:35 pm
by jdbythesea
Reading raveydavey's forum starter on Potts clocks reminded me of my granddad's pocket watch. I reckon it dates from the late 19th/early 20th century and bears "H. Stone Leeds" on its enamelled face. It is not in the best of health but still works and keeps time (of sorts). The link below shows a far better example than mine but is similar even so.
Can anyone shed any light on this company?            


Posted: Tue 16 Jul, 2013 12:27 am
by chemimike
Harris Stone was a wholesale jeweler in the 1917 Kellys at 13 St Alban's St

Posted: Tue 16 Jul, 2013 2:37 pm
by Brunel

Posted: Tue 16 Jul, 2013 3:18 pm
by jonleeds
Is Potts the clock makers still going? I can remember cycling past it in the 1990s when I was living in the Burley area in a shared student house. I was amazed that such a place still existed.

Posted: Tue 16 Jul, 2013 4:42 pm
by Chrism
Michael Potts (?) seems to have commented on every Potts clock picture on Leodis. Nearly always saying the same thing.

Posted: Tue 16 Jul, 2013 9:50 pm
by Brunel

Posted: Wed 17 Jul, 2013 1:57 am
by johnnyg
JonLeeds, William Potts & Sons Ltd is still in existence but it is part of Smiths of Derby now. Here is a shot of their place on Bankfield Terrace from 2009. The painted brick on the gable end shown is where the entrance to the Haddon Hall Cinema was.