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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
rs, we must conclude without doubt that time-pieces were rare in Medford in the early decades of 1700, and that the appearance of a clock, seen in the possession of these two orphans, was an event toting that they were probably out of repair and useless. The records of Suffolk County for 1699-1700 show seventy-two inventories, in but eight of which clocks or watches are mentioned. The questwe anticipated before looking. With this in mind, how shall we define keeping time in Medford in 1700, when the smallest subdivision on the hour dial of the weaver's clock is the quarter of an hour, d. A study of this clock establishes two points; first, the independence of the individual in 1700 as contrasted with the inter-dependence of 1900; and second, that when in answer to the question first looks at the old weaver's clock, can it keep time? the reply is made, it keeps the time of 1700, one understands what is meant. Mystic river above the bridge, 1835-1850. CRADOCK bridge ha