Roger Cook with his 'Essex Girl' clock.

Made in 1771 by Eleanor Harvey of Brentwood, one of the few femal clockmakers and probably the only one to have qualified in her own right, rather than inheriting her husband's business.

"I'm delighted with her", says Roger Cook, "and with the superb restoration job done by Rik Lowe. Not only did he restore her, he also found her for me. The job was on time and on estimate too... mind you, I'm still waiting for her white stilletos".
 
Mrs Lashalis
"We are so pleased with all the work you have done. It was so quick and efficient. Home visits were a great help and everything was done within estimate. All our clocks are ticking happily, so there is no excuse for being late.

Thank you."
     
John Davies
"Rik offers an absolutely first class service, born of an apprentiship with an acknowledged master. As you would expect from someone with 20 years experience in the business, he literally knows clocks inside out, from antiques to modern and, for me, he refurbished wonderfully well and old clock of great sentimental value, restored it to pristine condition and it is currently chiming accurately and regularly now in a prominent position in our home. I was and am extremely grateful to him for his expertise and highly efficient service."
     

Janet King
"My experience of Richard Lowe, Somerset Clocks, has been very reliable, knowledgeable and satisfactory with the restoration of my barograph and antique clocks."

     
E Morley
"Richard Lowe and Somerset Clocks have been most helpful to us during the past several years. We have presented Richard with various challenges from ancient, huge grandmother clocks to dd American ones. He has sorted the clocks out very speedily and has on each occasion managed get the clocks working again. Now I am given broken clocks by members of my family, to pass onto Richard to fix up. So thanks Richard, now I gather you do barometers too we will keep you busy!"
     
Tony Parfitt
"Having a ‘grandfather’ clock which was made locally and has been in the family for generations is very special; knowing that when it needs some careful attention we can rely on Rik at Somerset Clocks is special too. We recommend Rik- and his work-without reservation and are more than happy to do so."
     
Barry and Mary Crossfield
"We thought it appropriate to write and thank you for the work recently completed on our grandfather clock. We were impressed with the personal service and the professional manner in conducting your business. The old girl is running beautifully, keeping excellent time. Thank you for a job well done at a sensible price. We will be recommending you to friends and family."
     
Giles Reynolds-Hart
"Thanks again for completely restoring Mrs Williams bracelet clock. It’s good to know that you’re work is always very exacting and I know that I can trust you. I look forward to doing business with you again soon."
     
  Peter Ellis M.A
"I have sent several antique clocks to "Somerset Clocks" and have been very happy with the excellent service & the cheerful attitude. So satisfied indeed that I have recommended Richard Lowe to friends & relatives who have been equally appreciative of the quality of the service.

I shall have no hesitation in recommending " Somerset Clocks " to other friends."
 
     
  Sir Oscar de Ville CBE
"What a pleasure it was to find in you someone so competent and versatile as to cope with the restoration of such a variety of valuable and friendly old clocks - and a pleasing and trustworthy character to boot ! Very many thanks for your good work."
 
     
  Mrs Fitzjohn
Richard Lowe of Somerset Clocks has just restored three, very different, beautiful antique clocks for us.

His knowledge, enthusiasm and attention to detail, a determination to restore and repair as the original craftsman had made the clock, is a delight.

An expert himself in the mechanism of the clocks, he acknowleges and uses specialists when required, to repair damage to dials and cases.