and the American System of Manufacturing

Richard Watkins

This monograph is a detailed study of the application of the American System of Manufacture to watchmaking.

It examines the work of Japy, Ingold, the Pitkin brothers, Dennison and Howard (the Boston Watch Company), and Royal Robins and Ambrose Webster (the American Watch Company).

The main aim is to suggest an alternative definition of the American System of Manufacture and show how it was applied to watchmaking by the American Watch Company in 1857, after the bankruptcy of the Boston Watch Company, by examining the history of watchmaking in Roxbury and Waltham from 1850 to 1858.

This book is provided as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file of about 2 MB.

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