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 Charles Vander Woerd Sr.

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Charles Vander Woerd Sr.

Birth
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death 28 Dec 1888 (aged 66–67)
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section F Dummer Avenue Lot 2032
Memorial ID 115015985 View Source

Son of John and Henrietta, married Jacoba J Pfieffer. He was first employed at the Nashua Watch Company, then went on to become the mechanical superintendent at American Watch Co. in Waltham and was the inventor of the first automatic screw machine in 1871 which increased production of screws to 8,000 per day. He was a founder of the Waltham Watch Tool Company and the United States Watch Company, and held many patents.


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