A NEW YORK MANUFACTURING LEGACY SINCE 1891
The NANZ Family has a legacy of entrepreneurship and manufacturing ingenuity. Arriving to America in the late 19th century, August F. Nanz founded NANZ & Co. in 1891 which later became the NANZ Clock Co. with offices at 127 Duane Street and later 90 Varick Street and finally 178 Fulton Street. The Company’s business centered around watchmen’s clocks and novelty timepieces. August and his half brother Carl J. Nanz (pictured here mid-game) were avid chess players and rose to become Great Grand Masters. Carl was in fact the great grandfather of The NANZ Company’s founder Steve Nanz. Coincidentally, The NANZ Company’s office 125 years later is only steps away from where our founder’s great uncle had presided over his clock manufacturing business. Today The NANZ Company maintains a modest collection of period clocks manufactured in New England between the 1880s and 1920s. We invite you to inspect these wonderful examples of mechanical ingenuity and American manufacturing expertise similar to that employed today by our talented decorative metal artisans working in The NANZ Company factory.