YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Trumbull County had a thriving clock-making industry from 1814 to 1835.
That history will be on display at a presentation Dec. 18 at noon at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center as part of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s “Bites and Bits of History” series. The lecture will be presented by Rebecca Rogers.
The presentation is related to the Community History Gallery exhibit “An Affordable Luxury: Trumbull County Clocks.”
From 1815 until 1835, Trumbull County was home to a bustling industry that produced more than 75,000 wooden works clocks and employed factories full of young, skilled men and women.
Technological advances and interchangeable parts made wooden works clocks easier to produce and much less expensive than their brass works counterparts. Most people thought the wooden works clocks were made in Connecticut.