John Bliss 1795 - 1857

Nationality:
American
based:
Norwich, New London county, Connecticut, United States

Trained as a silversmith and clockmaker in Vermont. 1830s - set up business in New York as a jeweller. 1834 - trading as Bliss & Creighton, he made and marketed chronometers and other items for navigational use. 1845 - Bliss & Creighton patented a new design for a chronometer balance wheel to correct for the middle temperature error. 1853 - Bliss & Creighton dissolved acrimoniously leading to a long running legal case. 1855 - taking his son into business, formed John Bliss & Son.

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