Stjärnsunds manufakturverk

Clock workshop building.
Tower clock of Maria Magdalena Church, made by Stjärnsund. Nowadays exhibited at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology.

Stjärnsunds manufakturverk was a Swedish mechanical manufacturing company, most known for its production of clocks. It was founded in 1700, in the town Stjärnsund near Hedemora, by inventor and industrialist Christopher Polhem (né Polhammar).[1]

Today, there is a company named Stiernsunds-ur which produces clocks according to Polhem's design, and performs repairs and maintenance on the originals.[2]


  1. Götlind, Anna (2000). Bruk i förändring: en bok om Christopher Polhem och Stjärnsund under tre sekler. Gidlund. ISBN 91-7844-310-5. Retrieved 1 June 2014. Christopher Polhem erhöll år 1700 privilegium att inrätta Stjernsunds manufakturverk.
  2. "Stiernsunds-ur". Retrieved 1 June 2014.

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