Bramwell Brown was born out of a fondness for old clock mechanisms and the extra interaction you get from traditional instruments compared with their modern digital equivalents.
Our wall clocks combine this nostalgia with highly innovative British engineering and product design to produce something totally unique and complementary to the modern home or place of work.
Rob and Sarah are a brother and sister team, London-based but proud of their Lancashire roots.
Everybody has their own particular childhood memories, and one of theirs is of their Dad who would habitually wind the grandfather clock on a Sunday evening, or tap on the barometer in the hall to check for a weather forecast. As a result they had - and still have (!) - an affection for old clock mechanics and curious analogue time-pieces. Who doesn’t find spinning cogs and whizzing parts intriguing?!
How it all began...
After a failed search to find a mechanical barometer that held any appeal for use in their own homes, Rob and Sarah had the idea to reinvent one that would be more contemporary but yet still analogue, and simply a bit more exciting!
Soon after they found themselves at the kitchen table surrounded by card, split pins and sellotape, building what was a very basic and flimsy initial prototype. Far more technical prototypes ensued once they had found some expert (and long suffering!) engineering help, and the designs gradually evolved into the 'mechanically animated clocks' - or 'Mechanimated Clocks' - launched in 2015.
Bramwell Brown Tide Clocks
Following regular childhood family holidays to see their grandparents on the West coast of Ireland, Rob & Sarah designed the Bramwell Brown Tide Clock to be a complimentary sister product to the Weather Clock. They're proud that the time piece's bobbing boats and moving dials have helped other families make best use of family time on tide-affected beaches!
The Bramwell Brown Workshop & Team
Bramwell Brown wouldn't be in the position it is without the endeavours of the skilled assembly team at the Hampshire-based workshop. The clocks are all hand-built with a real sense of care and pride. Customer feedback is always sent back to the workshop and used to continuously improve the clocks and our customer experience.
Bramwell Brown's charitable giving
Well aware that the world's seas and coastlines are under threat from a range of issues such as over-fishing and pollution, we are keen to ensure that the sale of Bramwell Brown Tide Clocks will go some way to help ensure their protection. For every Tide Clock sold, Bramwell Brown will donate £2.50 to the Marine Conservation Society to help with the fantastic work that they do. Their website provides more information about their work and is also full of extremely useful information on topics such as Sustainable Fisheries, Marine Wildlife Sightings (including Jellyfish!) as well as the excellent Good Beach Guide.