A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860; Comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful Arts, with a Notice of the Important Inventions, Tariffs, and the Results of Each Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...hundred hands are employed in these Works. All the operations incident to the manufacture of Stoves and other heating apparatus, from the original design to the final finish, are conducted here under the superintendence of a mind naturally ingenious and improved by long experience. The Howard Watch and Clock Company Is the successor of the pioneer establishment in America for the manufacture of Watches by machinery. In 1850, Edward Howard, of the firm of Howard and Davis, pupils of one of the celebrated Willards, manufacturers of fine Clocks and Gold Standard Balances, being determined to test the practicability of making Watches by machinery in connection with a proper system of factory labor, associated himself with David P. Davis, Aaron L. Dennison, and Samuel Curtis, under the style of the Warren Manufacturing Company, and built and fitted up a factory at Roxbury, Massachusetts, where the first American Watches were made. It was originally proposed to make exclusively Eight-day Watches--and the first one made is still in the possession of Mr. Howard, an accurate and serviceable time-keeper--but this idea was not found practically satisfactory, and the manufacture of Thirty-hour Watches was commenced and adhered to. This enterprise, in its infancy, of course, encountered many difficulties, not only in the want of suitable tools and experienced workmen, but in the prejudices of dealers in Watches and the opposition of importers, whose profits would be diminished by its success. The name of the Warren Manufacturing Company was adopted with the view of concealing the kind of business the Company were doing, or intending to do, until the business had so far advanced as to be able to show some of its productions. When the Works were so far advanced...
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