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Making the trains run on time

After a serious train accident in 1891 in Ohio, caused by the malfunction of an engineer’s watch, the North American railroad industry charged their General Time Inspector Webb C. Ball to establish unified standards for all the watches used by their personnel across the various participating Railroad Companies. When these standards were developed, most manufacturers […]

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