Owen, Lorton, Kroeber

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George B. Owen had a long career as a clockmaker. Born in 1834, he started in the clock business in 1852. By 1854 he had purchased his employer’s shop and formed G.B. Owen & Company (the “& Company” = John H. Owen, Jr., his brother) operating at 325 Hudson Street. G.B. Owen & Company dissolved 1859. In 1856, Owen and Henry D. Clark, a machinist, had formed Owen & Clark at 25 John Street, NYC. Owen & Clark was dissolved 1861/62 (I've seen both years). Owen continued running the business at the 25 John Street location. In 1866, Owen left for Winsted, CT, to become General Manager for the Gilbert Manufacturing Company. Owen remained with Gilbert until 1913. Owen had other, independent clock making ventures during his 47 years with Gilbert. Owen died in 1916.

Between 1862 and 1884, Owen received over 20 patents, one of which was the following


Here is a link to the full patent: Design Patent 1738

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