Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Museum of London prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Watchcase maker's foot bellows: 20th century

Fletcher Russell & Company Ltd

Watchcase maker's foot bellows: 20th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Full image caption

Watchcase maker's foot bellows. This foot bellows have four iron legs and was used by Richard Oliver. The Oliver family of watchcase-makers used these bellows in its Clerkenwell workshop. They were last used by Richard J Oliver (1904-89), the fourth generation of his family to become a watchcase-maker. He joined the firm at 31 Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell in 1920. In 1941, the business moved to a larger workshop at 25 Spencer Street and, in 1949, Richard took over the business from his father. He remained at Spencer Street until 1971, when compulsory purchase by Islington council forced the sale of part of the workshop.

Image Details

1920 AD - 1945 AD
Image Number

© Museum of London

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas