Mr. Cornell of Cornell Watch Co.

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  1. Michael Harrold

    Michael Harrold Registered User
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    Jun 18, 2005
    While cruising around the web, this came up:

    John C. Adams and Paul Cornell formed the Cornell Watch Co. using machinery and material from the defunct Newark Watch Co., to enhance Cornell's new community at Hyde Park, IL. Watch company founders frequently speculated in adjacent land, and sometimes land speculators speculated in watch companies to add economic strength to their land dealings.

    Cornell was of the latter type, and seems to have been in interesting fellow.

    I notice that the links does not work properly unless cut and pasted in its entirety.

  2. SteveC1964

    SteveC1964 Registered User
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    Dec 11, 2009
    Houston, Texas
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    Cornell Watch Company's highest grade movement was the 19J Paul Cornell.
  3. Tom McIntyre

    Tom McIntyre Technical Admin
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    Aug 24, 2000
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    When Mike posted this back in 2008, the link was broken. Here is the current one:

    I seem to recall that the San Francisco Watch Co. may have also had a 19J Paul Cornell model. Maybe someone who has one could post some pictures.

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