Walter Cornell, American, 1777–after 1855


Providence, Rhode Island

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Walter Cornell was born and trained in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He established clock- and watch-making business in Newport by 1803 when he advertised in the Newport Mercury. By 1814 he had returned to Portsmouth and worked there until after 1853. Source: Paul J. Foley, Willard's Patent Time Pieces (Norwell, Mass.: Roxbury Village Publishing, 2002): 232.