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Isaac Reed & Son
Isaac Reed was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1773. He worked as a silversmith and watchmaker from 1800 to 1820 in Frankford, Pennsylvania (Voss). Isaac Reed was in Philadelphia by 1819 and partnered with his sons, Osman Reed and G. Washington Reed in the firm Isaac Reed & Son from 1831 to 1850. A watch paper records their location at 178 North Second Street in Philadelphia. Interestingly, Isaac Reed apparently invented the gold nib used in fountain pens. Catherine Hollan has extensive information on this family in her
 Philadelphia Silversmiths book (Hollan, 166).

 
Isaac Reed Watch
 
Isaac Reed Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
Isaac Reed & Son
10456
Philadelphia
1832
Description: Verge fusee movement with oversize three arm uncut steel balance, plain balance table and stop feature. Enamel dial with seconds. Matching silver pair cases with London date assay mark for 1832 and 
makers mark "HV" (unidentified case maker).

Isaac Reed Watch
    


References and recommended reading:
  • Catherine Hollan, Philadelphia Silversmiths and Related Artisans to 1861, Hollan Press, Missouri, 2013
  • William Erik Voss (see references on Home page)