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E. Dent & Company, London, (1814-Present) E. Dent & Company London Watch, Chronometer,and Clockmakers since 1814.

The firm was established by Edward John Dent . Dent's chronometers were used by some of the most influential and colorful explores. He made astronomical clocks, one of which was for the British Admiralty. Dent received a Royal Warrant as the official watch and clockmaker to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. His most famous contribution was that he was given the contract to build The Great Clock for the Houses of Parliament, familiarly known as "Big Ben".

Additional information on the Dent Family can be found in the following publication. "Edward John Dent and his Successors" by Vaudrey Mercer

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