H. N. Lockwood of Boston, Massachusetts.

In truth, very little is known of H. N. Lockwood. In fact, I could not come up with his first name. What is known is sourced form the Boston Directories, several news paper advertisements and a label found pasted inside a clock. H. N. Lockwood was born in Norway to American parents. He is said to have learned his trade in watchmaking and as a jeweler in Norway and came to Chicago in May 1863. He is recorded as moving first to New York and then subsequently to Boston. For a number of years, he was placed in full charge of the watch and French clock repairing department at the E. Howard Watch & Clock Company. As the E. Howard Co. began to relinquish the retail repair portion of their business, Lockwood set off on his own and in January of 1888. Lockwood established his own retail business at No. 27 Bromfield Street in Boston. He new business was endorsed by Howard in the trade. Lockwood’s showroom is described as an attractive and elegant store. He hired a number of master workmen and carried a large stock in every line. Then by 1913, the business moved to 9 Bromfield Street. It is recorded that in 1922, Lockwood renovated his store which was now located at 61 Bromfield Street and at that time installed a diamond dept. It is reported that Lewis Huntington assisted by Fred Elliot were in charge of watch and general repairs. Lockwood ordered a number of clocks from area clock makers that included the E. Howard Watch & Clock Company, the Boston Clock Company and the Chelsea Clock Company. His business model was then to paint his name on the dials and sell them in his showroom. The Howard style No. 70 was a popular form him to sell.

Eastman Clock Company Boston, MA. No.1 Pendulum. Retailed by N. L. Lockwood in Boston.

The Eastman Clock Company was formed by Joseph H. Eastman in 1895 after the failure of the Boston Clock Co. The… read more