Clockmaking, Telegraph Keys & Modelmaking

Thank you for visiting this web site. This site is a resource for those who are interested in telegraph keys clockmaking or modelmaking, and want to improve their skills.

Telegraph Keys

Telegraph Keys

Take a journey through W.R. Smith’s history of designing, building and restoring telegraph keys.
W.R. Smith in his workshop

Who is W.R. Smith

Get to know W.R. Smith: Master Clock Maker by reading his full biography. You will find a list of his significant honors, hobbies, and discover how he got his start in the clock making industry.
Buy Books, CDs and supplies


Take a look at the shop page to see an assortment of books, DVDs and polishes to help you improve your clock making skills.


Our friend, Ian T. Cobb shares Bill’s passion for clockmaking. Many of Bill’s Books and Videos can be found in Ian’s bookshop. If you live in United Kingdom or the European Union, we encourage you to visit Ian’s site. He also carries a variety of parts and supplies for your own projects.

Interested in telegraph keys, clockmaking or modelmaking?

Take a look at the many “How To” books and DVDs by W. R. Smith