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Location: Freeport, Illinois
Years of Operation: 1874-1875
Production Jewels: 15-19 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s
Total Production: ~400 (Roughly 20 Survived)
A factory fire destroyed nearly all of the movements manufacturered by the company, making surviving watches extremely rare.
The Freeport Watch Manufacturing Co. begins operations in Freeport, Illinois.
The Freeport Watch Manufacturing Co. purchases the factory equipment from the Mozart Watch Co. for $1,000 cash and $50,000 stock.
Fire destorys the Freeport Watch Fanufacturing Co. factory and all equipment and material is lost. Having only been insured for $30,000, the company decides to disband. Many officiers and stockholders of the company are brought to trial, suspected of arson, but found not guilty.