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5 1/2" x 8", 224 pages, including bibliography and index

hard cover - $29.95

By Richard Meibers

THE FITCHBURG WATCH is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the American watch industry. Using an individual elegant pocket watch as a focal point, the book gives a perspective of watch manufacturing and its evolving technology as seen against the background of the country's Industrial Revolution and the fluctuations of the boom and bust economy of the nineteenth century.

"I found The Fitchburg Watch fascinating on many levels; insight into watchmaking, highlights of the Industrial Revolution, and great story telling. Mr. Meibers has a gift for combining mechanics, history, local color, and personalities into a story that compels one to keep reading. The book is a great learning experience. I have been involved with watches for over forty years and believe this book is a must for the novice and the expert alike."
      Stephan Helfant

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