Urutställningen 1902

The Swedish Watchmakers Association, founded in 1892, organized an exhibition in 1902 on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The exhibition focused exclusively on Swedish production and the catalogue showed over 600 different items from a total of 128 exhibitors.

Among the exhibitors were high-ranking persons from society such as King Oskar II and Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Gustav and Crown Princess Viktoria, Prince Carl and Eugen, and many of the time’s great.

hovurmakare linderoths urfabrik

John G. Linderoth

The chairman of the exhibition committee was royal watchmaker  John Gustaf Linderoth (1848-1924), owner of Linderoths watch factory in Stockholm. Assistant as a secretary was watchmaker Joh. Lundbom and other members of the committee were the founder Carl Fabian Höglund Senior (1832-1903) and C. A. Paterson (1858-1926) and the clockmaker, C. L. Westberg.

John G Linderoth also wrote the catalogue of the exhibition, which was published in A5 format and listed all exhibitors and exhibits.

This catalogue has now been reworked in A4 format and supplemented with images and image references to the items that could be derived from the correct image. The PDF document covers 58 A4 pages and is available (in Swedish only) for free.

The pictures from the exhibition were part of the exhibition The Wonderful Timepieces at Västerbotten Museum 2003.

Ur-utställningen 1902, en del av utställningen De Underbara Uren

Pictures from the exhibition The Wonderful Timepieces at Västerbottens Museum 2003

Ur-utställningen 1902, en del av utställningen De Underbara Uren


Ur-utställningen var också omskriven i tidskriften Idun, den 19 juli 1902.

The exhibition was also mentioned in the magazine Idun, July 19th 1902.