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Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Years of Operation: 1871-1872
After only manufacturing roughly 30 movements, The Mozart Watch Co. ceases operations and the company equipment is sold to Rock Island Watch Co. for $40,000 and $25,000 in stock. The existing movements are finished and given to the stockholders and friends of the Mozart Watch Co.
The Rock Island Watch Co. is organized. After not finding a suitable location in Rock Island, Illinois, a factory is constructed a few miles south of the town, in Milan, Illinois.
After the Rock Island Watch Co. moves the purchased equipment to Milan, Illinois, they decide it is not what they need and refuse to pay the $15,000 note to The Mozart Watch Co. After arbitration, the equipment originally sold to the Rock Island Watch Co. is repossesed along with a payment of $5,000.
The Rock Island Watch Co. ceases operations.