Worshipful Company of Founders

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A bullion weight dated to 1688, stamped with a crown and ewer. The ewer is the symbol of the Worshipful Company of Founders and was used for countermarking bullion weights in the reign of William III and after 1772.

The Worshipful Company of Founders is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, England. The Founders, or workers in brass and bronze, were incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1614. However, with the development of technology, the ancient craft grew obsolete. Now, the Company exists, along with a majority of Livery Companies, as a charitable foundation. It also supports the foundry industry by awarding research grants and scholarships.

The Founders' Company ranks thirty-third in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. Its motto is God, The Only Founder. It had an early association with Saint Clement, having either been named the Fraternity of St Clement, or having had that organization as part of its body.[1]


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Coordinates: 51°31′10″N 0°05′57″W / 51.51939°N 0.09910°W / 51.51939; -0.09910