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History of the American Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Mass
Henry G Abbott
No preview available - 2013
Albany Academy American Waltham Watch American Watch Company Armory assistant superintendent Astronomical Clock automatic machinery balance spring Bartlett became born Boston Watch Company building built Chas chronograph chuck Church clockroom commenced connection construction David Marsh Dennison dial drill E. A. Marsh Elgin entered the employ father firm of Robbins Fitch foreman Goddard grinding H. E. Duncan hair spring holes Howard and Davis increase interchangeable watches invented inventor James Baker jewel jewelry known later lathe machine machinist maker manufacture of watches manufacturing watches Mass ment Moseley Nashua Watch observatory pinion Pitkin Watch plate holder plate-drilling position Prize Gold Medal Robbins & Appleton Royal Elisha Royal Robbins Samuel Appleton screw Sherwood sidereal clock spindle Springfield Springfield Armory star Stratton tham tion tool-making Tracy & Baker trade transit Vander Woerd Waltham company Waltham factory Waltham Improvement Waltham Watch Company watch factory watch movements watchmaking Webster York
Page 36 - And how that, taking these various pieces of work to outside work-people, who, if sober enough to be at their places, were likely to be engaged on some-one's work who had been ahead of them, and how under such circumstances they would take the occasion to drop into a 'pub' to drink and gossip and perhaps unfit themselves for work for the remainder of the day!
Page 35 - The principal thinking up of the matter was done when I was in business at the corner of Bromfield and Washington Streets in Boston. Many a night after I had done a good day's work at the store, and a good evening's work at home, repairing watches for personal friends, I used to stroll out upon the "Common...
Page 36 - I found that the matter had been correctly represented, but (in carrying out their system) half the truth had not been told. How that the party setting himself up as a manufacturer of watches bought his Lancashire movements, a conglomeration of rough materials, and gave them out to A, B and C...
Page 33 - ... shoddiness of many of the timepieces he had to work on: Within a year I have examined watches made by a man whose reputation at this moment is far beyond that of any other watchmaker in London, and have found in them such workmanship as I should blush to have it supposed had passed from under my hand in our lower grade of work. Of course I do not mean to say that there is not work in these watches of the highest grade possible to carry the finisher's art, but errors do creep in and are allowed...
Page 36 - F, and the fusee-cutting to G — dial making, jeweling, gilding, motioning, etc. to others, down almost the entire length of the alphabet. And how that, taking these various pieces of work to outside...
Page 35 - Common" and give my mind full play upon this project, and, as far as I can recollect what my plans then were as to system and methods to be employed, they are identical with those in existence at the principal watch factories at the present time.
Page 36 - I found . . . that the party setting up as manufacturer of watches bought his Lancashire movements - a conglomeration of rough materials and gave them out to A, B, and C, and D to have them finished; and how A, B, C, and D gave out the different jobs of pivoting certain wheels of the train to E, certain other parts to F, and the fusce cutting to G.
Page 20 - In 1855 the name of the Company was changed by act of the Legislature to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy.
Page 35 - Dennison predicted that within twenty yean' time watches would be manufactured with the same expedition and with the same system and perfection with which firearms were then made in the Springfield armory. He often visited this armory and took great interest in examining the various processes of finishing firearms.