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Identifier: watchfactoriesof00hazl
Title: The watch factories of America, past and present. A complete history of watchmaking in America, from 1809 to 1888 inclusive..
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Hazlitt, George Henry Abbott, 1858-1905
Subjects: Clock and watch making
Publisher: Chicago, G. K. Hazlitt & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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PAST AND PRESENT. lO: patents became the property of the company. The ne^vfactory was designed by Mr. H. W. Hartwell, of Boston,the architect of the Waltham and Elgin companies fac-tories. When the building was finished and furnished itwas found that nearly half a million of dollars had beenexpended. The first few thousand movements were placed in colored celluloid cases, butthese were soon aban-doned for a nickel-silver case. The firstwatches had open dialsthrough which theworking parts could beseen, but this was soonchanged for a full dialand solid plates. TheWaterbury Watch isnovel in construction,and it is this noveltythat admits of its beingmade and sold at avery low price. It isa stem winder, andtakes a long time towind owing to theextreme length of thespring, which in fact nearly fills the entire back of thecase. The spring is wound upon a brass plate having ageared edge, and upon the stem is a smaller gear fittinginto the larger, so that in winding the entire plate bearingthe

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