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Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Years of Operation: 1882-1887
Production Jewels: 11-17 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 6s
Total Production: 169
E.F. Bowman is founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with the assistance of W.H. Todd, whom designed the first model, a 16s fully-jeweled 3/4-nickel-plate movement.
J.P. Stevens & Co., a jewelry and silver shop in Atlanta, Georgia, begin to advertise as a watch manufacturering factory.
E.F. Bowman decides to devote his time to the wholesale jewelry trade and sells his watchmaking operation to J.P. Stevens Watch Co. of Atlanta, Georgia. A new factory is constructed to house the manufacturing operation.
The J.P. Stevens Watch Co. is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia with a capital of $20,000.
The J.P. Stevens Watch Co. moves from 34 Whitehall St. to 23 Whitehall St. in Atlanta, Georgia.
J.C. Freeman, the largest stockholder in the J.P. Stevens Watch Co. dies, and his heirs cause turmoil within the company. The Stevens brothers deside to sell their interest to the Freeman heirs and a new company is formed as D.N. Freeman & Co.
The J.P. Stevens Watch Co. is dissolved.
The D.N. Freeman & Co. fails and ceases operations.