Simon Willard & Son of Boston, Massachusetts.

Simon Willard Jr., was born on January 13,1795 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was an accomplished clock, watch and chronometer maker. He served his first apprenticeship with his father Simon. In 1810 through 1812, he was training with his brother in law John Pond. Pond was a watchmaker working in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 1813, Simon Jr. entered the West Point Military Academy and graduated two years later in March. He was commissioned in the Ordnance Corps and sent to the Pittsburgh Arsenal on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. In May of 1816, he resigned at the rank of Lieutenant and returned to Roxbury. It is recorded that in 1817, and went into the glassware and Crockery business. On December 6th, 1821, he married Eliza Adams. Together they had seven children. As early as 1823, Simon Jr. was in business with his father as Simon Willard & Son. In 1826-27, Simon Jr, moved to New York City in order to train as a chronometer maker under the guidance of Dominick Eggert. When he returned from his apprenticeship in chronometer making, he set up his own shop on No. 9 Congress Street in Boston. Here he became very successful as a merchant and a chronometer repairman. He was famous among sea captains and sailors as a weather prophet. Simon Jr., was a talented person and financially successful.

Simon Willard & Son Regulator clock or timepiece. Boston, Massachusetts. REGULATOR.

This is an impressive wall timepiece or regulator that was made by the partnership of Simon Willard & Son in Boston,… read more