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The American Clock & Watch Museum is a non-profit educational and research institution established to promote a general public interest in and an appreciation of handmade and production clocks & watches produced in the United States.
Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watchmaking with special emphasis onConnecticut, once the clock capital of country. Over 1500 timekeepers are on display and many chime & strike on the hour. The museum holds the largest display of American clocks and watches in the world! A special exhibit for 2011 examines women’s contributions to the American clock and watchmaking industry over the last 300 years. Included in this exhibit are stories of individuals affected by radium poisoning during the 1920s, a dangerous product that was present in paint used by thousands of female employees to paint clock dials. View some radium dial clocks in our museum while you’re here. The museum is located in the National Register's Historic District of "Federal Hill". An authentic American sundial garden with period flowers and herbs adds seasonal beauty to the grounds. The museum gift shop has a wide variety of time-related items.
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