Thomas Mudge (1715-1794)
Born 1715 in Exeter
Uncle of William Mudge
Clock and watch maker who invented the lever escapement.
Apprenticed to George Graham. c.1755 formed a partnership with William Dutton. His first detached-lever escapement watch was completed in 1770, and purchased by George III for Queen Charlotte. He later moved to Plymouth to devote his time to the perfection of marine chronometers.
1794 Died on 14 November in Walworth
Sources of Information
- Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, edited by Lance Day and Ian McNeil, Routledge, 1996