Aaron Carter Image From Page 131 Of The Watch Factories Of America Past And Present A Complete History Of Watchmaking In America From 1809 To 1888 Inclusive 1888

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Image from page 131 of "The watch factories of America, past and present. A complete history of watchmaking in America, from 1809 to 1888 inclusive.." (1888)

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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 View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: doned and a reg-ular lever watch substituted in its stead. The first board of Directors consisted of Aaron Carter,Lewis J. Mulford, Gerritt S. Glenn, W. E. Doolittle, andJ. H. Brewer. The first officers were: Aaron Carter, Pres-ident; Lewis J. Mulford, Vice-President and Treasurer, andGerritt S. Glenn, Secretary. In the fall of 1885, (the cap-ital of the company being nearly exhausted), it becamenecessary to increase the working capital, and accordinglyMr. Brewer paid a visit to Trenton with the intention ofinteresting capitalists. His efforts were successful, as theTrenton people agreed to furnish the necessary capitalshould the factory be moved to their city. About threeacres of land were purchased in Chambersburg, a suburb,and the erection of a factory immediately commenced.The capital was then increased to $250,000, the namechanged to The Trenton Watch Company, and a newBoard of Directors consisting of J. H. Brewer, W. F. VanCamp, T. W. Burger, Saml. K. Wilson, J. L. Murphy, (123) Text Appearing After Image: Illltl il nli*Si iill A IIIIIIP- i 1.,,:; PAST AND PRESENT. 125 Lawrence Farrell and W. S. Stryker was elected. J. H.Brewer was elected President; W. F. Van Camp, Treasurer,and J. C. Thomas, Secretary. The people of Trentonsubscribed $50,000 to the enterprise. S. T. J. Byam, for many years with the American Wal-tham Watch Company and later with the WaterburyWatch Company was made Superintendent, a positionwhich he still holds. F. W. Keegan, formerly with theMarion, Cheshire, and Waterbury companies, has chargeof the finishing department. P. W. Brady, who was fortwenty-five years connected with the American Waltham Watch Company,has chargeof the train room. CharlesTaylor, formerly with theAmerican Waltham andWaterbviry companies, haschaige of the escapementroom. A. E. Wait, formerlyof Waltham, has charge ofthe machine shop, and E. A.Hitchcock has charge of thecase making. THE TRENTON MOVEMENT. rr-ll £ i. 11UMj- 1 he factory, waiich is builtof pressed brick, is one of the most complete Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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