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Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Years of Operation: 1883-1887
Production Sizes: 18s
Total Production: ~200
The New Haven Watch Co. is incorporated in New Haven, Connecticut with a capital of $100,000 by W.E. Doolittle.
A building is rented to house operations for The New Haven Watch Co. and manufacturing begins.
After exhausting the initial capital, The New Haven Watch Co. explored finding new investors to incease its capital.
After finding investors in Trenton, New Jersey, the company is moved to Chambersburg, a small suberb of the town, and capital is increased to $250,000.
The New Haven Watch Co. is renamed the Trenton Watch Co.
The Trenton Watch Co. is manufacturing roughly 18 movements each day and employs 200 people.
The Trenton Watch Co. is purchased by Robert H. Ingersoll & Bros.