Eli Terry

Employer

Employees and other personnel
Seth Thomas (1807, 1810)
 

Person

Parents
Samuel Terry
Children
Date of birth
1772-04-13
Place of birth
Gender
 

Deceased Person

Date of death
1852-02-24
 

KWTopic

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In 1814, he produced the all-wood 'pillar scroll top case', which became the most popular clock of the time, and he also stepped up production and took his sons into the business. (Details)
He then set up a new business producing one-day shelf clocks with wooden works, and gradually increased his product portfolio. (Details)
From 1786 to 1792, Terry was apprenticed to several different clockmakers then, in 1793, a year after making his first clock, he set up in business in Plymouth, CT. Prior to 1800, he had used the conventional hand tools of clock-making, until demand incre (Details)
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Person
Assessment
The clock factory he established was the first in the United States and he is remembered as a pioneer of modern manufacturing techniques.
Category
invention
Disciplines
clock-making
Connections from
eli terry possibly influenced by eli whitney (Eli Whitney)
Connections to
chauncey jerome worked for eli terry (Chauncey Jerome)
eli whitney work related to eli terry (Eli Whitney)
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