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Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Years of Operation: 1853-1857
Total Production: < 5,000
The first Boston Watch Co. movement is manufactured.
Edward Howard and others from the Warren Manufacturing Co. reorganize as the Boston Watch Co. in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
The Boston Watch Co. is moved to a new factory in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The Boston Watch Co. is sold at auction to Royal E. Robbins for $75,000, who reorganizes a new company as Tracy, Baker, & Co. Edward Howard and others from the Boston Watch Co. form a new company as E. Howard & Co. and utilize the factory previously occupied by the Boston Watch Co.