Bristol

There were some 275 clockmakers in and around Bristol during the late 1800s—it is said that by the end of the 19th century just about every household in America told time by a Connecticut clock. Eli Terry (for whom nearby Terryville is named) first mass-produced clocks in the mid-19th century; Seth Thomas (for whom nearby Thomaston is named) learned under Terry and carried on the tradition.

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