Sunday, 9 September 2012

Waterbury Clock Co

Waterbury Clock Co

Formed March 5, 1857, as a joint stock corporation, the Waterbury Clock Company from its inception was an operation designed to be a major user of brass produced by the parent firm, the Benedict &  Manufacturing Company. Utilizing the best talent available to them, they hired veteran  Chauncey Jerome to set up the new firm's  shop and his brother Noble Jerome, a well-known clock mechanic, to set up the movement manufacturing operation.Though this firm became a major clock producer, after 1890 they became a major manufacturer of non-jeweled pocket watches, supplying R. H.  & Brother, a major mail order firm. Large-scale production and profitability were enjoyed for more than two decades with this association. Major factory expansions between 1900 and 1915 made this the largest clock manufacturing facility in America.In 1922, the Waterbury Clock Company purchased the  operation whose business had begun to sour after 1910 and had gone bankrupt two years previous because of poor management. Waterbury's operation began to decline and was particularly hard hit by the Great Depression.
Waterbury Clock Co

Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co


Waterbury Clock Co



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