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Catalogue of the Collection of the Watches - The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan

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Catalogue of the Collection of the Watches - The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan

COMPILED AT HIS REQUEST BY G. C. WILLIAMSON, LITT. D. REPRINTED BY PRESSES CENTRALES LAUSANNE S.A. FOR F. DE NOBELE PARIS

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Catalogue of the Collection of the Watches - The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan Compiled at his request by G. C. Williamson, Litt. D. Reprinted by Presses Centrales Lausanne S.A. for F. de Nobele Paris Comprising the watches of the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan. John Pierpont Morgan (17 April 1837 - 31 March 1913) was an American financier, banker and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. After financing the creation of the Federal Steel Company he merged in 1901 with the Carnegie Steel Company and several other steel and iron businesses, including Consolidated Steel and Wire Company owned by William Edenborn, to form the United States Steel Corporation. Morgan died in Rome, Italy, in his sleep in 1913 at the age of 75, leaving his fortune and business to his son, John Pierpont "Jack" Morgan, Jr., and bequeathing his mansion and large book collections to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. 38 x 31 x 10.5 cm.
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