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Charles Willis Ward

Pictured: Charles Willis Ward, Portrait, American Lumberman, October 14, 1911. Shortly after Charles-Auguste Paillard began commercializing his palladium hairspring in 1883, the opportunity for broader production and marketing caught the attention of Charles Willis Ward. Ward was in Europe seeking a better environment for health...
Pictured: C.A. Paillard’s Palladium Hairspring English Patent #6367. In the late 1870s, after a decade of experimentation, Charles-Auguste Paillard successfully developed a palladium alloy that was immune to corrosion, featured elasticity similar to steel, and did not significantly expand or contract when introduced to temperature...
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