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Location: Washington, DC
Years of Operation: 1857-1895
Specialty: Invented the "American Chronometer"
Production Sizes: 18s
In 1857, German immigrant Jacob Karr starts his business in Washington D.C. as a jeweler.
Jacob Karr is issued a patent for his chronometer invention, designated as the "American Chronometer."
By the late 1860s, Jacob Karr had established himself as a reputable jeweler and inventor.
Jacob Karr retires from the jewelry business.
Jacob Karr dies at his residence in Washington D.C.