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Hamilton Financial Data Collection

Identifier: MG-403
This collection is comprised of various financial data of the Hamilton Watch Company. This includes auditor reports, stockholders reports, pamphlets, and mergers and acquisitions of corporations. Corporations of particular note ar Katy Industries, General Defense Corporation, and Bush Universal, Inc. Bush, Katy Industries and Clabir, of which General Defense is a subsidiary, were majority shareholders of Hamilton Watch Company, aka HMW Industries, Inc., in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • 1909 - 1991


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


This collection is arranged into seven series

  • Series I: Auditors Reports
  • Series II: Katy Industries
  • Series III: Financials
  • Series IV: Employee Information and Regulations
  • Series V: General Defense
  • Series VI: Corporate Acquisitions and Purchases
  • Series VII: Bush Terminal Company/Bush Universal, Inc


Hamilton Watch Company
Variant Title Information Hamilton Watch Financial Data from Frank Kitzmiller
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512