Riggs & Brother

Riggs & Brother records, 1887–1929.
31 boxes, 15 volumes, 5 folders (15.16 linear feet).
About Riggs & Brother

Riggs and Brother, a Philadelphia chronometer and nautical instrument manufacture and import company, was founded in 1818 by William H.C. Riggs. The firm, located at 310 Market Street, was also a retailer of navigating instruments and publisher of a nautical almanac.

About the collection

The business records of the company include cash books, invoice books, day books, inventories and correspondence.

  • Chronometers
  • Clocks and watches
  • Nautical instruments
  • Nautical instruments — Design and construction
  • Merchants — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
Types of material
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
Reference files
  • Riggs, Joseph & Brothers
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