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Find out where being on time was invented

The Massachusetts city that sold time to the world


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Location: MA-Boston

Story Date: 11/27/2018

Publisher: BBC   

Author: Linda Laban

“I’m only a minute late,” I implored to the guard, to no avail. One minute, give or take several seconds: just when did time become such a precise affair that a minute late is too late? The answer lies across the Atlantic in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts, where, in the mid-1800s, the Waltham Watch Company not only put the US and its railways on time, it helped put the world on time, too.

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