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Josiah Emery
ca. 1725-1797

Born in the Swiss canton of Vaud, near Vevey; moved to London, where he built accurate clocks with cylinder escapements. In 1781, became honorary member of the Clockmakers' Company. Pioneered the construction of clocks regulated by a free anchor escapement and was the first to series-produce it. Succeeded at his death by Louis Recordon.