Edward Payson Baird was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1860 and died in October 23, 1929 at the age of 69. In 1879 he went to work for the Seth Thomas Clock Company. He worked there until 1887 when he moved North to Montreal, Canada. Here he formed the Baird Mfg. Co. and began to build and sell advertising clocks. In July of 1890, he moved to Plattsburgh, New York and set up shop at 18 Bridge Street along the Saranac River. It is at this location that this clock was made.