History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome Barnum's Connection with the Yankee Clock Business
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History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome Barnum's Connection with the Yankee Clock Business

By Chauncey Jerome
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  • HISTORY
  • OF THE
  • American Clock Business
  • FOR THE PAST SIXTY YEARS,
  • AND
  • Life of CHAUNCEY JEROME,
  • WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
    • BARNUM'S CONNECTION
    • WITH THE
    • YANKEE CLOCK BUSINESS.
      • New Haven: 1860
    • New Haven: 1860
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • AMERICAN CLOCK MAKING.
    • LIFE OF CHAUNCEY JEROME.
      • CHAPTER I.
        • EARLY DAYS.—LEAVING HOME.—BOUND OUT.—FARMING.—CARPENTER.—SOLDIER.—CLOCK MAKING.
      • EARLY DAYS.—LEAVING HOME.—BOUND OUT.—FARMING.—CARPENTER.—SOLDIER.—CLOCK MAKING.
      • CHAPTER II.
        • PROGRESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—IMPROVEMENTS BY ELI TERRY AND OTHERS.—SHELF CLOCK.
      • PROGRESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—IMPROVEMENTS BY ELI TERRY AND OTHERS.—SHELF CLOCK.
      • CHAPTER III.
        • PERSONAL HISTORY CONTINUED.—COMMENCING BUSINESS.—SALE TO A SOUTHERNER.—REMOVAL TO BRISTOL.—FIRST SERIOUS LOSS.
      • PERSONAL HISTORY CONTINUED.—COMMENCING BUSINESS.—SALE TO A SOUTHERNER.—REMOVAL TO BRISTOL.—FIRST SERIOUS LOSS.
      • CHAPTER IV.
        • THE BRONZE LOOKING GLASS CLOCK.—CHURCH AT BRISTOL.—PANIC OF 1837.— CLOCKS AT THE SOUTH.—THE ONE DAY BRASS CLOCK.
      • THE BRONZE LOOKING GLASS CLOCK.—CHURCH AT BRISTOL.—PANIC OF 1837.— CLOCKS AT THE SOUTH.—THE ONE DAY BRASS CLOCK.
      • CHAPTER V.
        • SUCCESS OF THE NEW INVENTION.—INTRODUCTION OF CLOCKS IN ENGLAND.—TERRY FAMILY, ETC.
      • SUCCESS OF THE NEW INVENTION.—INTRODUCTION OF CLOCKS IN ENGLAND.—TERRY FAMILY, ETC.
      • CHAPTER VI.
        • OPERATIONS OF FRANK MERRILLS—A SAD HISTORY.—BUSINESS TROUBLES, ETC.
      • OPERATIONS OF FRANK MERRILLS—A SAD HISTORY.—BUSINESS TROUBLES, ETC.
      • CHAPTER VII.
        • REMOVAL TO NEW HAVEN.—FACTORY AT BRISTOL DESTROYED BY FIRE.—OTHER TROUBLES, ETC.
      • REMOVAL TO NEW HAVEN.—FACTORY AT BRISTOL DESTROYED BY FIRE.—OTHER TROUBLES, ETC.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
        • FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN CHEAP TIME-KEEPERS. —THE PROCESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—
      • FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN CHEAP TIME-KEEPERS. —THE PROCESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—
      • CHAPTER IX.
        • THE NEW HAVEN CLOCK COMPANY, AND OTHER CLOCK MANUFACTURERS IN CONNECTICUT.
      • THE NEW HAVEN CLOCK COMPANY, AND OTHER CLOCK MANUFACTURERS IN CONNECTICUT.
      • CHAPTER X.
        • BARNUM'S CONNECTION WITH THE JEROME CLOCK CO.—CAUSES AND RESULTS OF ITS FAILURE.
      • BARNUM'S CONNECTION WITH THE JEROME CLOCK CO.—CAUSES AND RESULTS OF ITS FAILURE.
      • CHAPTER XI.
        • EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE ON MYSELF—REMOVAL TO WATERBURY AND ANSONIA—UNFORTUNATE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS.
      • EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE ON MYSELF—REMOVAL TO WATERBURY AND ANSONIA—UNFORTUNATE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS.
      • CHAPTER XII.
        • MORE MISPLACED CONFIDENCE—ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE PARTNERSHIP.
      • MORE MISPLACED CONFIDENCE—ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE PARTNERSHIP.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
        • THE WOOSTER PLACE CHURCH.—GROWTH OF THE DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS IN NEW HAVEN.
      • THE WOOSTER PLACE CHURCH.—GROWTH OF THE DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS IN NEW HAVEN.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
        • NEW HAVEN AS A BUSINESS PLACE—GROWTH—EXTENSIVE MANUFACTORIES, ETC.
      • NEW HAVEN AS A BUSINESS PLACE—GROWTH—EXTENSIVE MANUFACTORIES, ETC.
      • APPENDIX.
        • GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR KEEPING CLOCKS IN ORDER.
      • GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR KEEPING CLOCKS IN ORDER.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • EARLY DAYS.—LEAVING HOME.—BOUND OUT.—FARMING.—CARPENTER.—SOLDIER.—CLOCK MAKING.
    • EARLY DAYS.—LEAVING HOME.—BOUND OUT.—FARMING.—CARPENTER.—SOLDIER.—CLOCK MAKING.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • PROGRESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—IMPROVEMENTS BY ELI TERRY AND OTHERS.—SHELF CLOCK.
    • PROGRESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—IMPROVEMENTS BY ELI TERRY AND OTHERS.—SHELF CLOCK.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • PERSONAL HISTORY CONTINUED.—COMMENCING BUSINESS.—SALE TO A SOUTHERNER.—REMOVAL TO BRISTOL.—FIRST SERIOUS LOSS.
    • PERSONAL HISTORY CONTINUED.—COMMENCING BUSINESS.—SALE TO A SOUTHERNER.—REMOVAL TO BRISTOL.—FIRST SERIOUS LOSS.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE BRONZE LOOKING GLASS CLOCK.—CHURCH AT BRISTOL.—PANIC OF 1837.— CLOCKS AT THE SOUTH.—THE ONE DAY BRASS CLOCK.
    • THE BRONZE LOOKING GLASS CLOCK.—CHURCH AT BRISTOL.—PANIC OF 1837.— CLOCKS AT THE SOUTH.—THE ONE DAY BRASS CLOCK.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • SUCCESS OF THE NEW INVENTION.—INTRODUCTION OF CLOCKS IN ENGLAND.—TERRY FAMILY, ETC.
    • SUCCESS OF THE NEW INVENTION.—INTRODUCTION OF CLOCKS IN ENGLAND.—TERRY FAMILY, ETC.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • OPERATIONS OF FRANK MERRILLS—A SAD HISTORY.—BUSINESS TROUBLES, ETC.
    • OPERATIONS OF FRANK MERRILLS—A SAD HISTORY.—BUSINESS TROUBLES, ETC.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • REMOVAL TO NEW HAVEN.—FACTORY AT BRISTOL DESTROYED BY FIRE.—OTHER TROUBLES, ETC.
    • REMOVAL TO NEW HAVEN.—FACTORY AT BRISTOL DESTROYED BY FIRE.—OTHER TROUBLES, ETC.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN CHEAP TIME-KEEPERS. —THE PROCESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—
    • FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN CHEAP TIME-KEEPERS. —THE PROCESS OF CLOCK MAKING.—
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • THE NEW HAVEN CLOCK COMPANY, AND OTHER CLOCK MANUFACTURERS IN CONNECTICUT.
    • THE NEW HAVEN CLOCK COMPANY, AND OTHER CLOCK MANUFACTURERS IN CONNECTICUT.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • BARNUM'S CONNECTION WITH THE JEROME CLOCK CO.—CAUSES AND RESULTS OF ITS FAILURE.
    • BARNUM'S CONNECTION WITH THE JEROME CLOCK CO.—CAUSES AND RESULTS OF ITS FAILURE.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE ON MYSELF—REMOVAL TO WATERBURY AND ANSONIA—UNFORTUNATE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS.
    • EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE ON MYSELF—REMOVAL TO WATERBURY AND ANSONIA—UNFORTUNATE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • MORE MISPLACED CONFIDENCE—ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE PARTNERSHIP.
    • MORE MISPLACED CONFIDENCE—ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE PARTNERSHIP.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE WOOSTER PLACE CHURCH.—GROWTH OF THE DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS IN NEW HAVEN.
    • THE WOOSTER PLACE CHURCH.—GROWTH OF THE DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS IN NEW HAVEN.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • NEW HAVEN AS A BUSINESS PLACE—GROWTH—EXTENSIVE MANUFACTORIES, ETC.
    • NEW HAVEN AS A BUSINESS PLACE—GROWTH—EXTENSIVE MANUFACTORIES, ETC.
    • APPENDIX.
      • GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR KEEPING CLOCKS IN ORDER.
    • GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR KEEPING CLOCKS IN ORDER.
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