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U.S. Watch
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Patent Information Guide
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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.
1857Tracy, Baker & Co. Later that year changing to Appleton, Tracy and Co.
1858Waltham Improvement Co.
1859American Watch Co.
1885American Waltham Watch Co.
1906Waltham Watch Co.
1923Waltham Watch and Clock Co.
1925Waltham 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.
OHARA, 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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