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Edwin J. Houston

Pictured: An Anti-Magnetic Shield on an Elgin 18-Size Watch, c.1890s. In the March 1888 edition of the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Professor Edwin J. Houston published a comprehensive article exploring several experiments conducted on two Non-Magnetic Watch Company movements. Following his preliminary experiments on...
Pictured: Excerpt from “Paillard’s Non-Magnetic Compensating Balance and Hair-Spring for Watches” by Prof. Edwin J. Houston, Journal of the Franklin Institute, March 1888 In early 1888, the newly reorganized Non-Magnetic Watch Company of America gained momentum as people became convinced that magnetism was a danger...
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