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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

David S. Gourley Collection

Identifier: MG-038
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various horological patents, including an original patent of David S. Gourley of an alarm mechanism for clocks from the 1930s. A number of the patents are copies that belonged to a patent lawyer, Watson Coleman.

Additionally, this collection contains several drawings and illustrations that are associated with Gourley's inventions. Most of these drawings are rough and are not identified or dated.

Henry Abbott Collection

Identifier: MG-035
Scope and Contents This collection contains various papers and ephemera belonging to Henry Abbott, as well as papers about Abbott, specifically in the year after his death in the 1940s. The majority of the collection is comprised of official documents belonging to Abbott. There are a number of patents issued to Abbott during the second half of the 19th Century, as well as copyrights issued by the Library of Congress, and a mortgage and bond issued to Abbott. There are a number of ephemeral...

Kenneth D. Roberts Collection

Identifier: MG-021
Scope and Contents This collection consists mostly of research done by Roberts on Connecticut horology. It includes photocopies of articles, catalogs, and books, as well as patent research. This includes several reference requests to the United States Patent Office. This collection has copies of maps of Connecticut from circa 1850 and portraits of C. Jerome and E. Ingraham. This collection also contains some correspondence between Roberts and other individuals concerning family clocks. There are a...