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Eli Terry, Connecticut Clock Maker

Eli Terry masterminded many of the time pieces that exist today, and in the process he helped ignite America’s industrial revolution. His legacy can likely be seen in clocks on the walls of your home, office, school or workplace. Some ...

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Everett Horton Goes Fishing for a Fortune

Everett Horton was a Bristol, Conn., crinoline hoop-maker who liked to go fishing, even on Sunday. The problem was  the Puritanical village condemned the practice. Fishing poles aren’t easy to hide, so Horton invented a pole of telescoping steel tubes. On ...

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