Machinery was installed and manufacturing began in the spring of 1871. In 1888 the compant employed 900 people and produced about 400 movements per day. became President, holding the position until his death in 1926. constructed an astronomical observatory on the company grounds, allowing the company to measure its own time with its own equipment. discontinued production of inexpensive watch movements and focused primarily on higher grade movements, specializing on "watch movements for the use of employees of railroads." In 1913 the Illinois Watch Co.
In 1873 a sales office was established in New York.
These have absolutely nothing in common with the watches produced by the original Illinois Watch Company except the name. Not all of these were railroad approved even though all are railroad grade.
The following is from list of railroad grade watches which is generally attributed Webb C. The Burlington Watch Co., of Chicago, IL, appears to have started up around 1907 and lasted until the mid-to-late 1920s.
Police say the heartless attack occurred when the man visited Willoughby Farm in Collinsville, an Illinois city about 12 miles from St. Dietrich was at the farm attending a birthday party.
According to The Smoking Gun investigators believe he punched a 13-year-old miniature Mediterranean donkey called Amore, The donkey was not seriously injured during the attack.
The 16-size movements were discontinued around 1948.