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.

Paul J. Foley, Willard's Patent Time Pieces (Norwell, Ma., 2002): 232.