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The Watch Factories of America

Henry G. Abbott, The watch factories of America, past and present. A complete history of watchmaking in America, from 1809 to 1888 inclusive, 1888.

October is National Clock Month, and what could be more approriate than to feature this item from the National Museum of American History Library.

79 years of watch factories and watches are chronicled. The inner workings of the watches are illustrated, from self-winding watches to spring wind-ups, as well as the quaintly named Trenton Movement and the Auburndale Rotary.

Just as detailed are the business wranglings of nineteenth century genteman watch makers.

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