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Royal Elisha Robbins


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Royal Elisha Robbins
  • Born: 10 Mar 1824, Kensington CT
  • Died: 23 Jul 1902, Beverly MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner circa 1855 with Daniel Fuller Appleton in New York City NY as ROBBINS & APPLETON. On 9 May 1857 the firm purchased the bankrupt Waltham Watch Company, paying $41,500 for the factory plus two mortgages amounting to $14,380 in liabilities, renaming it Appleton, Tracy & Co. After a rough beginning, the company merged with the Waltham Improvement Company in 1859, forming the American Watch Company which became the largest watch manufacturer in the country.

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