Clocks and watches in Connecticut
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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

If only time could tell: Various pieces of clocks and clock mechanisms hang on the walls and sit on the worktables in a display at the American Clock & Watch Museum. Bristol was a major clock and watch producer. The museum displays 1,800 clocks and watches.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

Early Mickey Mouse timepieces, which saved a Waterbury, Conn., manufacturer during the Great Depression, are displayed at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol. The first Mickey Mouse pocketwatch debuted in 1933.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

Early Mickey Mouse timepieces are displayed at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

As a display about the Waterbury Clock Company points out, workers at one time produced 1,500 watches a day. The company later became Timex. 

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

A wall clock and a tall clock are displayed in a model of a 19th century workshop at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

Carl Rosa, an expert in the history of Connecticut’s timepiece industry, stands beside an antique clock on display at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

Tom Manning, who has worked at the American Clock & Watch Museum for 45 years, displays his passion on his license plates.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

In the early 1800s, a still-standing water wheel powered the manufacture of clocks at the Terry family factory in what’s now Terryville, Conn.

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

At the American Clock & Watch Museum, curator Tom Manning examines an early Connecticut-built clock with wooden gears. Clockmakers later replaced wood parts with brass parts. 

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Clocks and watches in Connecticut

An early Mickey Mouse wristwatch, which sold for $2.50 during the 1930s, is displayed at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, Conn. The watch was made in nearby Waterbury.

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