Make your own free website on Tripod.com
HAMILTON HISTORY (PAGE 1)

MODEL 926
SIZE 18
1898

BACK IN 1874, General Grant was president of the United States and Conestoga wagons creaked wearily along the Lancaster Turnpike, as citizens heeded the call of Horace Greely to "go west." Another form of pioneer was building a factory in the pastoral community of Lancaster. The Adams and Perry Watch Company went up right beside the turnpike. It was founded by a good combination; Mr. Perry was a watch designer, and Mr. Adams was an organizer and promoter. They brought skilled watchmakers to Lancaster and began production in 1875. Like so many infant industries, Adams and Perry did not have enough capital to market their product. Lancastrians came to their rescue in 1877, raising $225,000, and the reorganized company was renamed the Lancaster Watch Company. The Lancaster Watch Company continued to suffer growing pains and was reorganized in 1884, this time as the Keystone Standard Watch Company. Nevertheless, the financial vicissitudes persisted until 1892.

VISIT MY HAMILTON POCKET WATCH PAGES:

Hamilton's First Board Of Directors
Hamilton History (PAGE 1)
Hamilton History (PAGE 2)
Hamilton History (PAGE 3)
Hamilton History (PAGE 4)
Hamilton History (PAGE 5)
Hamilton History (PAGE 6)
Hamilton History (PAGE 7)
Hamilton History (PAGE 8)
Hamilton History (PAGE 9)
Hamilton History (PAGE 10)
Hamilton Railroad Watches

GO TO:

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
TOM'S BOOKS
Tom's Music Page
COMPUTER ACCESSORIES
COMPUTER HARDWARE
COMPUTER INPUT DEVICES
COMPUTER SOFTWARE

START