The Death of Captain Joseph Lindauer
Captain Joseph Lindauer, for 32 years an employe of Tiffany & Co., New York, died March 7. A year ago he had a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered; another stroke followed in October, after which he was confined to his bed until relieved by death. Captain Lindauer was born Jan. 17, 1835, at Pilsen, Austria. He learned his trade of clockmaker at Pilsen and at Prague. In 1865 he came to this country, and the same year was engaged by Tiffany & Co., then at 550-552 Broadway, as clock repairer. He proved so proficient that the firm soon gave him charge of their clock repairing and clockmaking department.
He gathered about him a force of expert clockmakers that has become noted for great ability, especially in the adjustment of the most intricate and complicated mechanisms. He was also well known to many experts and amateurs in fine mechanisms, who recognized his remarkable intelligence and skill in horological work. Under Mr. Lindauer's direction many complicated astronomical clocks have been entirely constructed, several of which have been exhibited by Tiffany & Co. at the Paris and Chicago Expositions.
Joseph Lindauer received his title of Captain as commander of Company H, Eleventh Regiment, in which he served for many years, and retired before the regiment was disbanded. He was a member of the Jewelers’ League.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 10th March 1897