the massachusetts city that sold time to the world

by:HoldPeak     2020-04-22
Knowing when it is now may be something we take for granted.
But Waltham\'s watch industry makes it possible for everyone around the world to know the right time at a glance. I was late.
Not too late, I guess, but later than I allowed to catch the train at St Pancras station in London, where I booked a non
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The adrenaline was beating and I ran to the door and saw my train there.
But I can\'t get on the bus: the door of the train was automatically locked at the scheduled departure time, and the door of the platform was banned.
\"I was only a minute late,\" I begged the guard, but failed.
One minute, give or take a few seconds: When does the time become so precise that it\'s too late to be a minute late?
The answer is on the other side of the Atlantic in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts,
In the 1800 s, Waltham watches not only made the United States and its railways on time, but also the world on time.
You may also be interested in: how this city that lights up the world became famous in the United States, why is this American city so ridiculous, although Waltham is at the center of several industrial and technological pioneers-from textiles from the Boston Manufacturing Company to Metz-The city is known as the \"Watch City\", its seal shows the image of Waltham\'s watch company\'s factory. Until the mid-
In the 19th century, watches were used separately
Uniform parts made in different locations-this is an inaccurate process, time --
Consumption and expensive.
Therefore, only the rich can afford the watch, and can not rely on two watches to judge the exact time.
Then set up an ambitious company in Waltham and completely changed the watch --
Manufacturing industries with trial, error and ingenuity.
It all started with Boston watch maker Aaron Lufkin Denison, who had a keen, curious mind and visited the Springfield Armory in the South
Western Massachusetts.
Inspired by the efficiency and precision engineering of weapon manufacturing, Dennison began to apply the method of armory to tabulation, using similar labor segmentation and the manufacture of interchanged parts, these parts can be used in the same watch model as they are in the same model gun.
Some wealthy investors believe that Denison set up the Boston Watch Company in Roxbury, a suburb of Boston, and then renamed it the American Watch Company, and moved to Waltham in 1854, its name will eventually be used as the Waltham Watch Company (WWC).
Denison created the first American manufacturing company to manufacture clocks using assembly line technology.
The resulting mass production reduced the cost of the watch, while the excellence of precision engineering led to-
The most accurate clocks and watches on Earth, allowing everyone at the same time, create an interconnected world similar to the Internet revolution.
Denison\'s vision is to create accurate time measurements-always the right time-that he succeeded.
Waltham\'s industrial history began in the early 1800 s, when Francis Cabot Lowell\'s Boston Manufacturing Company copied British textile production and cut another tie with the old colonial masters, and made American fabric.
The Francis Cabot Lowell Mill building now includes artist lofts and premium residences, as well as the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation (CRMII).
Every month, watch the City Steampunk Festival celebrate the Victorian steam drive-
The museum was properly added.
Among the museum\'s industrial revolutionary artifacts, the part dedicated to the Waltham Watch Company is a notable permanent exhibition.
\"Of course, we have watches, but there are also watch parts, tools, and some of the first machines ever to make watch parts,\" said Bob Perry, executive director of CRMII . \".
\"It is actually committed to exchanging parts, which is the most unique innovation of Waltham Watch and the reason why they became the most important watch company in the 19th century,\" he added . \". Some three-
A mile from CRMII, Waltham Watch Company\'s original factory on Crescent Street, Charles River, is where it all happened.
Today, the Charles River is a leisure resource, not an industrial resource, and the river flowing out of it still connects the factories of Cabot Lowell Mill and Waltham Watch Company.
I walked along the Charles River Trail at the main entrance of the museum, through the pedestrian bridge next to the River Bay, and the waterfall left a deep impression in the noisy nature, entering Charles\'s wider Riverside Park.
Crossing the river from here is the beautiful factory of Waltham Watch Company, which still stands like a new one.
Long, over and over, red
Brick buildings include Italy\'s central bell tower and window wall, which is essential to illuminate the watch manufacturer\'s work table before powering on.
Now, the same is true for loft apartments and business, one end of a chic Italian restaurant is an anchor, the other end is the exhibition of Waltham Watch Company, a satellite installation of CRMII instruments, clocks, advertising posters and photos of yore employees. Modern-
Waltham is packed with families and businesses, but, on 1825, a diorama at the Cabot Lowell plant in CRMII showed the area, at that time, only the factory of the Boston Manufacturing Company and the newly built Workers\' House were sitting in nongtanaka.
In the 1700 s, this idyllic style encouraged wealthy Boston people to build magnificent buildings.
Open to the public now)
Country resorts like Gore square, Lehmann Manor, and stone Hearst, Robert\'s treat Pann Manor.
It was this natural environment that first brought the 19th.
Waltham\'s century industry: first, the natural drop in the Charles River next to the pedestrian bridge can be used for water and electricity.
Still, in addition to electricity, Denison\'s meticulous precision works require clean air without city soot.
The insistence on perfection soon defeated the American watch.
Make the Elgin campaign, Hamilton, and Illinois rivals stay in quality and precise time.
\"There is nothing more precise than the Waltham Watch,\" said Dr. Amy Green, a resident historian at CRMII . \".
\"Until the 1940 s, Waltham\'s name was more prestigious than any other watch.
That was the iPhone.
Who doesn\'t want a Waltham watch? She said loudly.
Strangely, the American Civil War in the 1860 s drove the brand, when a Affordable Waltham model was welcomed by Union forces.
\"In 1861, a watch movement called William Ellery was called \'Soldier watch\',\" Greene wrote in her trench and watch article \'. \".
President Abraham Lincoln also owns the Waltham Watch, which doesn\'t hurt.
After years of trial and error that almost bankrupt the company, the ownership of the watch has crossed socio-economic demographics.
Waltham Watch Company is affordable and accurate, becoming the world leader in the field of clock manufacturing, so superior and successful that according to Marty Cohen, it is reported that, swiss watchmaker is the watchmaker and historian who helped create the display of CRMII Waltham Watch Company, who sent spies to Waltham to collect information on engineering and production.
Cohen explained that they failed and started making what was called a \"Swiss liar\": it looked like Waltham but not like a replica of Waltham.
\"They try to pass them out as Walthams and even use the dial that says \'walham\' or something like that,\" he said . \". \"By the age of 1890 ,[the Waltham]
It is the most accurate watch in the world . \"
\"Every Railway on every line in the United States allows them to time the train.
Accuracy means higher security.
They are still trusted industry leaders.
But because the industrialized countries need more ways to synchronize the timing, Waltham watches failed to keep up.
\"They have revolutionized and democratized the production of watches, but are still working on fob watches,\" Green said . \".
\"The Fob watch becomes more affordable, but because it takes time to get it out of your pocket, the watch goes up, so it becomes unpopular.
\"It was another war, World War II, where the production of the factory was replaced with precision instruments with due diligence to support the army, this ultimately proves the last nail in Waltham\'s watch company\'s coffin-ironically, the Swiss watchmaker laughed at the end.
\"In the war years, Waltham did not make watches for civilians,\" Cohen said . \".
\"It is a military watch and navigation instrument;
Gyro and other precision instruments.
So, who provided civilian watches during World War II? ” he asked. “The Swiss.
\"Prior to the company\'s collapse in 1957, the Waltham factory produced more than 40 million kinds of precision instruments, including watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses and time fuses.
They are produced on machines installed in the middle. 1800s.
\"After the war, Waltham\'s watchmaker went to the board and asked them to invest more money,\" Cohen said . \".
\"The machine is worn out;
Their tools are old.
But the board was convinced that the company had produced the best watches in the world and refused.
The company went bankrupt;
It was sold and the business was transferred to Switzerland.
Nevertheless, those parts and instruments made in Waltham long ago are still respected.
Colorado 2013-
Warwick-based watch companies began making watches using antique American watch parts obtained from pawnshops and scrap dumps.
On 2016, Waltham was invited to attend the exhibition of Waltham Watch Company in CRMII.
Vortic co-said: \"Waltham watches is one of the first companies to produce pocket watches on a large scale, but they don\'t pay much attention to trends and are more interested in how to do the best . \"
Founder of cast.
\"Engineering is much better than many watches made today.
\"Interestingly, three residents in the attic of the watch factory bought the Waltham Watch.
\"We send each to the factory;
Ship it back to where they first made it, and then circle it around, \"says cast.
\"People don\'t need watches;
We have cell phones.
I think what we did was to turn back the time and take away these parts made before 100 and get them to work again.
\"Back to the day of St Pancras, when the precise timing seemed to be a devastating invasion of my plan, the benevolent guard explained that without it the station would fall
He kindly stamped my ticket, allowed me to sit down on a train and politely warned me: \"Don\'t be late for that train.
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