ZOOM Evolution of Simon Willard’s Patent Time Process

ZOOM Evolution of Simon Willard’s Patent Time Process
New England Chapter 8 ZOOM Meeting Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:30 PM EST

Andy Dervan discusses the Evolution of Simon Willard’s Patent Time Process

In 1802, Simon Willard received a U.S. patent for his new “Improved Timepiece”. It is very successful, and he gave his apprentices permission to manufacture them to meet the demand. Other makers begin making them after his patent expired in 1814. Varying cases styles and reverse painted glass scenes evolved over time.

By 1840’s, factory production began in Boston and N. Attleboro with simpler case and reverse glass decoration designs. By 1880s, timepiece production wound down, however production “fake” Simon Willard Time Piece began and continued for years.

In the early 20th century, G.R.S. Killam and Waltham Clock Company began making quality legitimate reproductions up to the depression. In mid to later 20th century, a group of makers begin making high quality reproductions.


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When
2/17/2021 7:30 PM - 2/18/2021 7:30 PM
Where
Waltham, MA UNITED STATES
 

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