George Philcox began his career in Palace Street as a Clock and Watch maker in 1820, advertising himself:
But just two years later, having moved in the meantime to Sun Street, George was needing to liquidate his stock-in-trade:
George was to demonstrate resilience throughout his life and at this early stage it took him only a further twelve months to re-establish himself:
Philcox, and his son of the same name, were active in the watchmaking trade from around 1820 through to the 1880s. Their story is a fascinating one, featuring several scrapes with the Law and financial 'challenges.' My article on them is published in the December 2018 issue of Clocks Magazine.
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