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Waltham Watch Company, 221-257 Crescent Street, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA



B&W Photos

HB550850
General View Showing Waltham Watch Company.


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Item Title


Location
221-257 Crescent Street, Waltham, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-31
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Significance: To escape the dust and vibration harmful to precision manufacturing, Aaron Dennison moved his watch company from Boston to Waltham in 1854. It was the first civilian industry to introduce the use of interchangeable parts. Its establishment in Waltham spurred the development of many other watch-making and watch-tool firms in the Waltham area.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Factories
Manufacturing


Related Names
Dennison, Aaron L.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY.


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