Timeline for UK & USA Time Recorders

UK
Year
USA
John Adams of Northampton, England, invents and patents possibly the first time recorder clock.
1855
 
1878
Willard L Bundy patent evidence for his key recorder.
William Maberly Llewellin patents his first time recorder in the UK.
1881
 
Llewellin's Machine Company founded in Bristol, to manufacture a time check machine.
1883
William Maberley Llewellin's time recorder patented in the USA.
Dr Alexander Dey of Glasgow, Scotland invents and patents the first dial time recorder.
1888
Charles E Van Voorhis invents an Autograph recorder in Chicago, possibly later made and sold by the Chicago Time Register Company.
Frank Brook invents his first time recorder
1889
Alexander Dey's invention patented in the USA. Brothers Harlow & Willard L Bundy found the Bundy Manufacturing Company.
 
1890
The Accurate Time Stamp Company formed (latterly re-named the Standard Time Stamp Co.)
The first time recorders supplied from the USA distributed by The British Bundy Company.
1893
Brothers Alexander and John Dey found the Dey Patents Company and start manufacturing dial recorders.
 
1894
J L Willard and F A Frick found the Willard & Frick Manufacturing Company to market Daniel M Cooper's 'Rochester' card recorder.
Edward G. Watkins founds the Simplex Time Recorder Company.
Howard Brothers established to manufacture and sell their Dey dial clocks,
The Brook Time Check Company was formed.
1896
 
J J Stockall Jnr invents and patents a time check machine.
1898
 
The Brook Time Check Company dissolved.
1899
The Bundy Manufacturing Company acquires the Standard Time Stamp Company.
 
1900
George W Fairchild forms the International Time Recording Company (ITR)
 
1901
ITR acquires the Chicago Time Register Company
 
1902
ITR is incorporated as a consolidation of Bundy Manufacturing Co., Willard & Frick Manufacturing and Chicago Time Register.
Dr Alexander Dey moves from Glasgow, Scotland to Syracuse, USA.
1903
Willard L Bundy leaves his brother to form the W H Bundy Recording Company with his son.
 
1904
The Dey Time Register Company is incorporated.
Stockall-Brook Time Recorders Ltd registered,
National Time Recorder Company founded,
Dey Time Registers Ltd registered.
1907
ITR acquires the Dey Time Register Company
 
1908
ITR acquires the Syracuse Time Recorder Company
Stockall-Brook Time Recorders Ltd dissolved.
1911
Merger of ITR, Computing Scale Co. and the Tabulating Machine Co. to form the Computing-Tabulating-Recording-Company (C-T-R)
International Time Recording Company Ltd registered,
Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders registered,
Stockall Marples & Co (1912) Ltd registered.
1912
 
 
1916
W. H. Bundy Recording Company sold to the Simplex Time Recorder company
National Time Recorder Company Ltd registered,
Blick Time Recording Devices founded,
British Time Recorders Ltd registered.
1917
 
Blick Time Recorders Ltd registered.
1922
 
 
1924
C-T-R renamed International Business Machines (IBM)
 
1958
IBM Time Equipment Division sold to the Simplex Time Recorder Company
Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Ltd sold to Simplex Time Recorder Company (UK) Ltd.
1964
 
Stockall Marples & Co dissolved.
1970
 
National Time Recorder Company Ltd and British Time Recorders Ltd acquired by Blick Time Recorders Ltd.
1972
 
International Time Recording Company Ltd changed name to ITR International Time Ltd.
1977
 
ITR International Time Ltd bought by Blick Time Recorders Ltd.
1982
 
Blick Time Recorders Ltd became Blick PLC.
1986
 
Blick PLC acquired by Stanley Security Solutions Group.
2004
 
Llewellin’s Machine Company Ltd
Still in existance after 136 years, now specialising in gear systems

2017

Simplex
Still in existance after 123 years, now specialising in fire detection systems