Guide to the Illinois Springfield Watch Company Record Book

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1145
Creators:
Illinois Springfield Watch Company
Hanson, Jon
Dates:
1872-1883.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
One production record book of the Illinois Springfield Watch Company.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Illinois Springfield Watch Company was organized in1869. Though the first movements were produced in 1872, the company didn't really achieve full production until 1875. The first stem-wind watch was produced in 1875. By 1885 the company name was changed to the Illinois Watch Company. The Illinois Watch Company was purchased by Hamilton Watch Company in 1927, but continued to produce Illinois watches under Hamilton management until 1932. Hamilton continued producing Illinois watches in the Hamilton factory until 1939.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Jon Hanson.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Illinois Springfield Watch Company Record Book, 1872-1883, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the Archives Center in 2009 by Jon Hanson.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives