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Waltham Watch Company Collection
Catalog Record
Mss 598 1854-1929
Series K: Labor; Series L: Production

The Waltham Watch Company, known as American Watch Company from 1859 to 1885, and American Waltham Watch Company from 1885 to 1906, manufactured watches in Waltham, Massachusetts, until the 1950s. The company employed many girls and women. Time books which record production per worker suggest that they were employed in drilling, punching, polishing, and finishing watch parts.

Wage and time accounting
Time books and payrolls (1871-1890): K-1 to KA-1; wage rate books -- payrolls by department (1874-1912): KB-1 to KB-26; (1859-1915): KC-1 to KC- 46; payroll records with task performed and rate (1885-1905): KD-1 to KD-14; payrolls by month (1883 to 1923): KE-1 to KE-489

Company reports and registers; office records
Production by employee (1907-1913): LA-1 to LA-8

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