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In the summer of 1866 Donald Mozart was dismissed from the company that bore his name. With Mozart gone the company changed its name, in 1867, to the New York Watch Company and moved to Springfield Massachusetts where it purchased two buildings into which it moved the machinery. The ability of last two men to work well together had much to do with the initial success. Norton," and "Albert Clark", many of these names being company officers.
The site was between modern-day Van Horn Park and Wait Street on the north side of Armory Road. The factory was destroyed by fire on April 25th 1870, but many of the machines and much of the materials were saved. In 1871 the company placed a size-18 full plate movement on the market.
According to Mozart specialist Jon Hanson, his father was a watchmaker in Italy before emigrating to the US, whereupon he carried on his trade in Boston, Mass.
Six years after arriving in Boston, Donald was enticed, by the promises of some bright shells, on board a vessel lying at Boston harbor.
By the age of 36 he had found his way to Xenia, Ohio where in September 1855 he married Anna Maria Huntington and set up a jewellery business.The seed was sown by a man who would, in the end, not have any actual association with Hampden; Donald Joaquin Mozart.Mozart was born in Italy in 1818 and emigrated to the US with his parents at the age of three.The former president and secretary retained their offices; George Walker was elected as Treasurer and O. The first movements placed on the market were known as "The Springfield", "John L. In the Spring of 1877 the stock and bond holders once again reorganized, this time under a new name the Hampden Watch Company.Using fresh capital, they purchased the machinery from the old New York Watch Manufacturing Company.