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U.S. Watch and Patent Information Guide with Serial Numbers and Dates

Dates Of Manufacture According To Serial Number And Other Information On The Most Popular American Made Watches

Waltham

The Howard, Davis and Dennison Watch Co., also known as AMERICAN HOROLOGE CO., formed in Roxbury, Mass. In 1850, failed in 1857, and was bought by the Tracy, Baker & Co. Which through the following stages became the Waltham Watch Co. 1857--Tracy, Baker & Co. Later that year changing to Appleton, Tracy and Co. 1858--Waltham Improvement Co. 1859--American Watch Co. 1885--American Waltham Watch Co. 1906--Waltham Watch Co. 1923--Waltham Watch and Clock Co. 1925--Waltham Watch Co. In 1957 the company ceased manufacture of watches and clocks and became the Waltham Precision Instrument Co. The Rights to use the name "Waltham Watch Co." were sold to the Hallmark Watch Co. Of Chicago. Since that time Waltham watch movements are imported and have no relationship with the original Waltham Watch Co. A Federal Trade Commission ruling in 1961 prohibits inferring that any such relationship exists. 1000 -----------------------------1857 10,000,000 ---------------------1901 2,000,000 -----------------------1883 3,000,000 -----------------------1886 4,000,000 -----------------------1889 5,000,000 -----------------------1891 6,000,000 -----------------------1892 7,000,000 -----------------------1895 8,000,000 -----------------------1897 9,000,000 -----------------------1899 10,000,000 --------------------1901 11,000,000 --------------------1902 12,000,000 --------------------1903 13,000,000 --------------------1904 14,000,000 --------------------1905 15,000,000 --------------------1907 16,000,000 --------------------1907 17,000,000 --------------------1908 18,000,000 --------------------1910 19,000,000 --------------------1912

20,000,000 -----------------------1914 21,000,000 -----------------------1917 22,000,000 -----------------------1917 23,000,000 -----------------------1919 24,000,000 -----------------------1921 25,000,000 -----------------------1926 26,000,000 -----------------------1927 27,000,000 -----------------------1929

28,000,000 --------------------1934 29,000,000 --------------------1936 30,000,000 --------------------1939 31,000,000 --------------------1942 32,000,000 --------------------1945 33,000,000 ------------1948 -1956 34,000,000 --------------------1956 35,000,000 --------------------1957

Elgin National Watch Co.

The NATIONAL WATCH CO. Was organized at Elgin, Illinois in 1864. Ten years later the name was changed to the ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO. 101 --------------------------------1867 100,000 ---------------------------1870 200,000 ---------------------------1874 300,000 ---------------------------1874 400,000 ---------------------------1875 500,000 ---------------------------1877 600,000 ---------------------------1879 700,000 ---------------------------1880 800,000 ---------------------------1881 900,000 ---------------------------1881 1,000,000 -------------------------1882 2,000,000 -------------------------1886 3,000,000 -------------------------1888 4,000,000 -------------------------1890 5,000,000 -------------------------1893 6,000,000 -------------------------1895 7,000,000 -------------------------1897 8,000,000 -------------------------1899 9,000,000 -------------------------1900 10,000,000 ------------------------1903 11,000,000 ------------------------1904 12,000,000 ------------------------1904 13,000,000 ------------------------1907 14,000,000 ------------------------1909 15,000,000 ------------------------1910 16,000,000 ------------------------1911 17,000,000 ------------------------1912 18,000,000 ------------------------1914 19,000,000 ------------------------1916 20,000,000 ------------------------1917 21,000,000 ------------------------1918 22,000,000 ------------------------1919 23,000,000 ------------------------1920 24,000,000 --------------------1922 25,000,000 --------------------1922 26,000,000 --------------------1923 27,000,000 --------------------1924 28,000,000 --------------------1925 29,000,000 --------------------1926 30,000,000 --------------------1927 31,000,000 --------------------1927 32,000,000 --------------------1928 33,000,000 --------------------1929 34,000,000 --------------------1933 35,000,000 --------------------1934 36,000,000 --------------------1936 37,000,000 --------------------1938 X38,000,000 ------------------1939 C39,000,000 ------------------1940 E40,000,000 ------------------1941 Y41,000,000 ------------------1942 T42,000,000 ------------------1943 L43,000,000 ------------------1945 U44,000,000 ------------------1946 J45,000,000 -------------------1947 V46,000,000 ------------------1948 H47,000,000 ------------------1949 N48,000,000 ------------------1950 F49,000,000 -------------------1951 S50,000,000 -------------------1951 R51,000,000 ------------------1952 P52,000,000 -------------------1952 K53,000,000 ------------------1953

Hampden and Dueber-Hampden

The HAMPDEN WATCH CO. resulted from a combination of the Hampden Watch Co. which made movements and the Dueber Case Co. Originally from Massachusetts they moved to Canton, Ohio, where they built a large factory in 1888. Until 1927 they produced nearly five million watches. The factory went into receivership in 1930 and was sold to Russia. Swiss watches bearing the name "Hampden" are distributed by the Hampton Watch Co. of Chicago who acquired the right to use the name in 1939 but have no other relationship to the old company. No serial number list is available for Hampden watches. Watches bearing the following names are also Hampden watches. Molly Stark General Stark Champion Stark Champion John C. Dueber Diadem Dueber Grand Dueber Watch Co. Railway New Railway Four Hundred John Hancock William McKinley Special Railway

Howard

The HOWARD, DAVIS & Dennison Co. also known as AMERICAN HOROLOGE CO. began manufacturing watches at Roxbury, Mass. in 1850. The company failed in 1857 and was sold. E. Howard formed a new company in 1857 making watches of excellent quality. In 1903 the rights to use the "Howard" name was sold to the Keystone Watch Case Co. of Philadelphia. 20,000 ------------------1859 44,000 ------------------1860 200,000 -----------------1870 550,000 -----------------1880 700,000 -----------------1890 850,000 -----------------1900 980,000 ------------------1909 1,000,000 ----------------1912 1,285,000 ----------------1915 1,340,000 ----------------1917 1,400,000 ----------------1921 1,500,000 ----------------1930

Ball Railroad Watches

Most BALL watches were made by the Hamilton, Waltham, Elgin and Illinois companies. Therefore there are duplicating series of numbers. 60,701 to 420,000 ----------1900 202,001 to 462,000---------1905 216,000 to 600,000 --------1910 250,000 to 603,000 --------1915 260,000 to 810,000 --------1920 270,000 to 610,000 --------1925 637,000 to 801,000 --------1930 803,000 ---------------1931 641,000 ---------------1935 647,000 ---------------1938 650,000 ---------------1939 651,000 ---------------1940 652,000 ---------------1941 654,000 ---------------1942

Illinois

Illinois watches were made in Springfield, Illinois from 1869 until 1930 when the company was sold to the Hamilton Watch Co. In recent years the Hamilton Watch Co. Used the name "Illinois" on some of their imported watches. 46,000 ----------------1873 195,000 ---------------1880 300,000 ---------------1886 600,000 ---------------1895 1,000,000 -------------1900 1,800,000 ----------------1905 3,000,000 ----------------1910 4,500,000 ----------------1921 5,345,000 ----------------1930 5,650,000 ----------------1940

Hamilton

Hamilton Watch Co. began producing watches in 1892 and are still in business at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 16,000 ----------------1894 95,000 ----------------1895 195,000 ---------------1896 1,000,000 -------------1900 1,125,000 -------------1905 1,250,000 -------------1910 1,450,000 -------------1915 1,850,000 -------------1921 2,250,000 -------------1925 2,250,000 .......................1930 2,600,000 -----------------1935 3,278,000 -----------------1938 4,200,000 -----------------1939 E107,000 ------------------1940 C1,500 ---------------------1941 C2,100 ---------------------1941 0337,000 ------------------1946

Columbus Watch Co.

The Columbus Watch Co. was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1883 and was sold to the South Bend Watch Co. In 1903. 90,000 -----------------1883 121,000 ----------------1885 174,000 ----------------1890 200,000 ------------------1895 225,000 ------------------1900 236,000 ------------------1903

Rockford Watch Co.

Rockford watches were made in Rockford, Illinois from 1873 to 1915. 1,763 --------------------1873 247,000 -----------------1885 305,000 -----------------1895 414,000 -----------------1900 550,000 -------------------1904 690,000 -------------------1908 849,000 -------------------1912 936,000 -------------------1912

Seth Thomas

This was a division of the Seth Thomas Clock Co. which produced watches from 1883 until 1915. 8,000 --------------------1886 204,000 -----------------1893 300,000 -----------------1900 817,000 --------------------1906 1,325,000 ------------------1910 3,500,000 ------------------1914

New York Standard

The New York Standard Co. began in 1885 at Jersey City, N.J. Sold to the Keystone Case Company in 1903 but produced watches until 1925. These names appeared on the watches: Crown, Columbia, Dan Patch, Excelsior, New Era, Ideal, Higrade, Regent, Wilminton, Perfection No serial number lists are available for these watches.

American Names on Imported Watches

Prior to 1871 the United States was flooded with European made watches which were given American sounding names. Many came from companies in England using movements made in Switzerland. In 1871 Congress passed a law requiring all watches to be marked with country of origin. Some of the most popular names used on these imported watches were: BRISTOL WATCH CO., BRISTOL, CONN. EAGLE WATCH CO. EXCELSIOR MARION WATCH CO. OHIO WATCH CO. PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA WATCH CO. ROXBURY WATCH CO. UNION WATCH CO. WALLINGFORD WATCH CO.

Names Appearing on American Made Watches Identified with Manufacturer

This list will not include the many small jewelers who had their name printed on watches for sale by their individual store. A.R. Wallace -- United States Co. Allis -- Illinois Co. American Watch Co. -- Waltham Co. Appleton, Tracy & Co. -- Waltham Co. Arlington -- Illinois Co. Albert Clark -- New York Co. B.W. Raymond -- Elgin Co. Boston -- Howard Co. Bunn -- Illinois Co. C. M. Cody -- Cornell Co. C. T. Bowman -- Cornell Co. Champion -- Hampden Co. Charles Fargo -- Elgin Co. Charles Knapp -- United States Co. Columbia-- New York Standard Co. Dexter Street -- Elgin Co. Diadem -- Hampden Co. Dueber -- Hampden Co. E. S. Williams -- Cornell Co. Edwin Rollo -- United States Co. Elderon -- Lancaster Co. Equity -- Waltham Co. Excelsior -- New York Standard Co. F. A. Kimball -- Otay Co. Four Hundred -- Hampden Co. Franklin -- Lancaster Co. Francis Ruby -- Elgin Co. Frederick Atherton -- United States Co. G. A. Reid -- United States Co. G. M. Wheeler -- Elgin Co. Gail Borden -- Elgin Co. General Stark -- Hampden Co. George F. Root -- Cornell Co. George W. Waite -- Cornell Co. Golden Gate -- Otay Co. H. H. Taylor -- Elgin Co. H. Z. Culvert -- Elgin Co. H. G. Norton -- New York Co. Hi-Grade -- New York Standard Co. Home Watch Co. - Amer. (Waltham) Co.

Homer Foot -- New York Co. Ideal -- New York Standard Co. J. A. Briggs -- New York Co. J.T. Ryerson -- Elgin Co. J. W. Deacon -- United States Co. J. V. Farwell -- Elgin Co. John Dueber -- Hampden Co. John Evans -- Cornell Co. John L. King -- New York Co. John Lewis -- United States Co. John Hancock -- Hampden Keystone -- Lancaster Co. M. D. Ogden -- Elgin Co. Mary Stuart -- Illinois Co. Mat Laflin -- Elgin Co. Melrose -- Lancaster Miller -- Illinois Co. Molly Stark -- Hampden National -- Elgin Co. Native Son -- Otay Co. New Era -- New York Standard Co. New Era -- Lancaster Co. New Railway -- Hampden Co.

No. 5 -- New York Watch Co. Overland Mail -- Otay Co. P. H. Wheeler -- Otay Co. Paul Cornell -- Cornell Co. Perfection -- New York Standard Co. R. D. Pery -- Otay Co. Railway -- Hampden Co. Record -- Lancaster Co. Regent -- New York Standard Sam Beard -- United States Co. Sears Roebuck Watch -- Illinois Co. Special Railway -- New York Standard Springfield -- New York Watch Co. Standard -- Lancaster State Street -- Hampden Stuart -- Illinois Co. Sun Dial -- Elgin Co. The Fellows -- Newark Co. West End -- Lancaster Co. Wm. H. Hibbard -- Cornell Wm. Perry -- Elgin Co. Wilmington -- New York Standard Co. William McKinley -- Hampden Co.

Chronological Listing of American Watch Factories

1838 -- James and Harry Pitkin, Hartford, Conn. 1840 -- Jacob Custer, Norristown, Pa. 1850 -- American Horologe Co., Roxbury, Mass. (Became Waltham and Howard) 1857 -- E. Howard Co., Roxbury, Mass. 1859 -- Nashua Watch Co., Nashua, N. H. 1863 -- Newark Watch Co., Newark, N. J. 1864 -- United States Watch Co., Marion, N. J. 1864 -- National Watch Co. (Elgin), Elgin, Ill. 1864 -- Tremont Watch Co., Boston, Mass. 1867 -- Mozart Watch Co., Ann Arbor, Mich. 1869 -- Illinois Springfield Watch Co., Springfield, Ill. 1870 -- Cornell Watch Co., Chicago, Ill. 1871 -- Rock Island Watch Co., Chicago, Ill. 1872 -- Washington Watch Co., Washington, D.C. 1874 -- Rockford Watch Co., Rockford, Ill. 1874 -- Adams & Perry Watch Mfg. Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1874 -- Freeport Watch Manufacturing Co., Freeport, Ill.

1875 -- Bulova Watch Co., New York, N. Y. 1875 -- Fitchburg Watch Co., Fitchburg, Mass. 1877 -- Hampden Watch Co., Springfield, Mass. 1879 -- Auburndale Watch Co., Auburndale, Mass. 1880 -- Independent Watch Co., Fredonia, N. Y. 1880 -- E. Ingraham Co., Bristol, Conn. 1880 -- Waterbury Watch Co., Waterbury, Conn. 1880 -- Western Watch Co., Chicago, Ill. 1882 -- Columbus Watch Co., Columbus, Ohio. 1882 -- J. P. Steves Watch Co., Atlanta, Georgia. 1883 -- New Haven Watch Co., New Haven, Conn. 1883 -- Manhattan Watch Co., New York, N. Y. 1883 -- Chesire Watch Co., Cheshire, Conn. 1883 -- Aurora Watch Co., Aurora, Ill. 1884 -- Seth Thomas Watch Co., Thomaston, Conn. 1884 -- United States Watch Co., Waltham, Mass. 1885 -- New York Standard Watch Co., Jersey City, N. J. 1885 -- Peoria Watch Co., Peoria, Ill. 1887 -- Wichita Watch Co., Wichita, Kansas. 1890 -- Gruen, Sons and Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1892 -- Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1908 -- Robert Ingersoll & Bros. Watch Co.

Alphabetic List of American Watches, Watchmakers and Companies With Location, Dates of Operation and Other Information

ADAMS & PERRY WATCH MFG. CO., Lancaster, Pa., 1874 (See LANCASTER) ADAMS, NATHAN, Boston, About 1800 ALDEN, Made by Ingersoll at New England Watch Co., AMERICAN HOROLOGE CO., Roxbury, Mass., 1853 (See HOWARD and WALTHAM) AMERICAN WATCH CO., (See WALTHAM) APPLETON, TRACY & CO. (See WALTHAM) AUBURNDALE WATCH CO., Auburndale, Mass., 1879-1883 AURORA WATCH CO., Auora, Ill, 1883-1892 (Sold to HAMILTON) BALL RAILROAD WATCHES, Made by Waltham, Hamilton, Elgin and Illinois. See serial number section. BENRUS WATCH CO., New York and Waterbury, Conn. (See WATERBURY) BILLON,C., Philadelphia, about 1776. BOND, WILLIAM, Boston, about 1800. BONNAUD, Philadelphia, about 1779. BOSTON WATCH CO., 1850-1854 (See HOWARD) BOWMAN, EZRA, Lancaster, Pa., 1877. Sold to J. P. Stevens, Atlanta, Ga. 1882.

BRASIER, AMABLE, Philadelphia, 1795 BULOVA WATCH CO., New York, N. Y. BUNN SPECIAL, Made by Illinois Watch Co. CALIFORNIA WATCH CO., San Francisco. 1878 (See CORNELL) Sold to FREDONIA 1878. CAMPBELL, CHARLES, Philadelphia, about 1796. CARVER, JACOB, Philadelphia, about 1788. CENTRAL (See BENRUS) CHICAGO WATCH CO., Chicago, Ill., about 1898. CHESHIRE WATCH CO., Cheshire, Conn., 1884-1893 COLUMBUS WATCH CO., Columbus, Ohio, 1882-1903. Sold to SOUTH BEND (See serial number section) CORNELL WATCH CO., CHICAGO, 1870. Moved to San Francisco 1874. Became CALIFORNIA WATCH CO. CROWN, Made by NEW YORK STANDARD WATCH CO. CURTIS, SOLOMON, Philadelphia, 1793 CUSTER, JACOB, Norristown, Pa., 1840-1845 DEUBER-HAMPDEN WATCH CO., Canton, Ohio, 1888-1919 (See HAMPDEN) DOWNS, ANSON & EPHRIAM, Bristol, CONN., about 1830. DUDLEY, Lancaster, Pa., About 1923. Masonic watch made with Hamilton Material. DUNHEIM, ANDREW, New York, 1775. DUTCH, STEPHEN, Boston, 1800 EBERMAN, JOHN, Lancaster, Pa., about 1790. ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO., Elgin, Ill., 1864 to date. (See Serial Number Section) ELSWORTH, DAVID, Baltimore, Md., about 1790 EMPIRE WATCH CO., New York, about 1773 EVANS, DAVID, Baltimore, Md., about 1773 FITCHBURG WATCH CO., Fitchburg, Mass., 1875-1878 FREDONIA WATCH CO., Fredonia, N. Y., 1877. Moved to Peoria, Ill., 1890. FREEPORT WATCH CO., Freeport, Ill., 1874. Burned, 1875. GALBRATH, PATRICK, Philadelphia, about 1795 GLADIATOR WATCH. Made by HAMPDEN. GOODING, HENRY, Boston, about 1810. GOODARD, LUTHER, Shrewburg, Mass., 1809-1815. GRUEN WATCH CO., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890HAMILTON WATCH CO., Lancaster, Pa., 1892 to date. (See serial number section) HAMPDEN WATCH CO., Springfield, Mass (See serial number section) HOWARD Watch Co., 1857-1930. (See serial number section) ILLINOIS WATCH CO., Springfield, Ill., 1870-1930. (See serial number section) INDEPENDENT WATCH CO., Fredonia, N.Y., about 1877. Become FREDONIA WATCH CO. INGERSOLL, DANIEL G., Boston, about 1800. INGERSOLL, R. H. 7 BRO., Waterbury, Conn. New York and Trenton, N. J., 1892-1925. Sold to Waterbury Clock Co. INGRAHAM CO., Bristol, Conn., 1880 INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., Jersey City, N.J., 1905. Made Pin-lever pocket watches. IVES, CHAUNCEY AND JOSEPH, Bristol, Conn., about 1825 JACOT, CHARLES A., New York, 1850 KANKAKEE WATCH CO., Kankakee, Ill., 1901

KEYSTONE, Made by LANCASTER KEYSTONE, Made by NEW YORK STANDARD LANCASTER WATCH CO., Lancaster, Pa., 1877. Successor to ADAMS AND PERRY. Made watches with names; Franklin, Keystone Standard, Lancaster, Melrose, New Era, Record and West end. Sold to HAMILTON. LEVENWORTH, MARK & WILLIAM, Waterbury, Conn., about 1810-1820. MANHATTAN WATCH CO., New York, about 1883. Failed soon after opening. MANROSS, ELISHA, Bristol, Conn., about 1830. MARION WATCH CO., Marion, N.J., 1863-1875. (See UNITED STATES WATCH CO.) MELROSE WATCH CO., Melrose, Mass., 1866-1868. Sold to England. MOZART WATCH CO., Providence, R.I., 1864. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1867 - 1871. Sold to ROCK ISLAND WATCH CO. MT.VERNON WATCH CO., 11 Prospect Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. MULLIKEN, NATHANIEL, Lexington, Mass., 1751 - 1767 MUNROE & WHITNEY, Concord, Mass., 1820 NASHUA WATCH CO., Nashua, N.H., 1859. Sold to AMERICAN WATCH CO. (WALTHAM) 1862 NATIONAL WATCH CO. See ELGIN NEWARK WATCH CO., Newark, N.J., 1863. Sold to CORNELL WATCH CO., 1870 NEW ENGLAND WATCH CO., Waterbury, Conn. (See WATERBURY) NEW ERA, See LANCASTER and NEW YORK STANDARD NEW HAVEN CO., New Haven, Conn., 1883. Became TRENTON WATCH CO., 1886 TRENTON WATCH CO., 1886. Sold to Robert Ingersoll 1897. NEW YORK CHRONOGRAPH WATCH CO. Made by MANHATTAN WATCH CO. About 1883. NEW YORK STANDARD WATCH CO., Jersey City, N.J., 1885-1925. See serial number section. NEW YORK WATCH CO., New York, 1866. Springfield, Mass., 1870. 1877, sold to Hampden. NON-MAGNETIC WATCH CO. Made by PEORIA WATCH CO. O'HARA, CHARLES, Philadelphia, 1799. OLIVER, GRIFFITH, Philadelphia, 1786. OTAY WATCH CO., Otay, Calif., 1889-1890. Sold to a Japanese Watch Co., 1894. PALMER, JOHN, Philadelphia, 1795. PARK, SETH, Park Town, Pa., 1790. PATTON, ABRAHAM, Philadelphia, 1799. PEORIA WATCH CO, Peoria, Ill., 1855-1890. Formerly FREDONIA WATCH CO. PITKIN, H. & J., Hartford, Conn., 1838-1841. First machine made watch with interchangeable parts. POTTER WATCH CO., New York, 1855-1861. PROCTOR, WILLIAM, New York, 1737-1760. QUIMBY, PHINIAS & WILLIAM, Belfast, Maine, 1825-1835. REILY, JOHN, Philadelphia, 1788. ROCKFORD WATCH CO., Rockford, Ill., 1873-1915. See serial number section. ROCK ISLAND WATCH CO., Rock Island, Ill., 1871. Sold to FREEPORT WATCH CO. SAXTON & LUKENS, Philadelphia, 1828-1840. SCHRINER, MARTIN, Lancaster, Pa., 1790-1830. SHELL WATCH. 1939. Made by Girard-Perregaux for a Shell Oil Co. Promotion. SETH THOMAS WATCH, Thomaston, Conn,. 1883-1914. See serial number section. SOUTH BEND WATCH CO., South Bend, Indiana, 1902-1933. See serial number section. SPRINGFIELD. See ILLINOIS STANDARD. See NEW YORK STANDARD STEIN, ABRAHAM, Philadelphia, 1799.

STEVENS, J.P., Atlanta, Ga., 1882-1887. STEVER AND BRYAND, Whigville, Conn., 1830. STUDEBAKER WATCH CO., 1916. Made by the SOUTH BEND WATCH CO. SUFFOLK WATCH CO., New York, 1901. Made by the U.S. Watch CO. SUN DIAL WATCH. Made by ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO. 1898. TREMONT WATCH CO., Boston, Mass., 1864.j Became the MELROSE WATCH CO., 1866. TRENTON WATCH CO., Trenton, N.J., 1885-1908. Sold to R.H. Ingersoll & Bro., 1908. See NEW HAVEN. U.S. WATCH CO., Waltham, Mass., 1884-1888. Sold to Keystone Case Co. UNITED STATES WATCH CO., Marion, N.J., 1864-1873. Became MARION WATCH CO. WALTHAM WATCH CO., Waltham Mass., 1850-1957. See serial number section. WASHINGTON WATCH CO., Washington, D.C., 1872. Used ILLINOIS parts. Failed in 1874. WATERBURY WATCH CO., Waterbury, Conn., 1880-1893. Became NEW ENGLAND WATCH CO., 1898-1914. Sold to Robert Ingersoll & Bro., 1914-1922. INGERSOLL-ALDEN Model became BENRUS-CENTRAL. WESTERN WATCH CO., Chicago, 1880. Sold to ILLINOIS WATCH CO. WICHITA WATCH CO., Wichita, Kansas, 1887.

Where dates of manufacture are given they should be accepted as APPROXIMATE since watches were not always released for sale in the exact order of their numbers.

PATENT ISSUE DATES ACCORDING TO PATENT SERIAL NUMBER

YEAR

PATENT NUMBER

1836 July 13 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845

1 110 516 1,061 1,465 1,923 2,413 2,901 3,395 3,873

1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894

4,348 4,914 5,409 5,993 6,981 7,865 8,622 9,512 10,358 12,117 14,009 16,324 19,010 22,477 26,642 31,005 34,045 37,266 41,047 45,685 51,784 72,959 85,503 98,460 110,617 122,304 134,504 146,120 158,350 171,641 185,813 198,733 211,078 223,211 236,137 251,685 269,820 291,016 310,163 333,494 355,291 375,720 395,305 418,665 443,987 466,315 488,976 511,744

1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942

531,619 552,502 574,369 596,467 616,871 640,167 664,827 690,385 717,521 748,567 778,834 808,618 839,799 875,679 908,436 945,010 980,178 1,013,095 1,049,326 1,083,267 1,123,212 1,166,419 1,210,389 1,251,458 1,290,027 1,326,899 1,364,063 1,401,948 1,440,362 1,478,996 1,521,590 1,568,040 1,612,790 1,654,521 1,696,897 1,742,181 1,787,424 1,839,190 1,892,663 1,944,449 1,985,878 2,026,510 2,066,309 2,101,004 2,142,080 2,185,170 2,227,418 2,268,540

1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

2,307,007 2,338,081 2,366,154 2,391,856 2,413,675 2,433,824 2,457,797 2,492,944 2,536,016 2,580,379 2,624,016 2,664,562 2,698,431 2,728,913 2,775,762 2,818,567 2,866,973 2,919,443 2,966,681 3,015,103 3,070,801 3,116,487

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