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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings?

    Question for the Hamilton collectors ... among factory marked movements (not counting private-labels) how many different marking variations were produced on grade 940 movements?

    The early ones have a pretty simple marking set but the later ones are marked with quite a bit more information.

    Has anyone here recorded these differences and how many variants there actually are?

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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Fred Hansen)

    Fred:

    There's a good start on this in the October 1999 NAWCC Bulletin article entitled "Hamilton's Workhorse: The 940 (and its cousin, the 942)." It shows a number of the marking variations that are tied to serial number ranges.
    Kent
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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Fred Hansen)

    fred,

    no numbers... but for a start...


    "Adjusted" on the main plate
    "Adjusted" with 5 positions under it on the main plate
    "Adjusted" on main plate with 5 positions on the barrel bridge and 940 on the barrel bridge, double roller on the barrel bridge

    Motor Barrel, 940, adjusted 5 positions, double roller all on the barrel bridge

    As above but with "made in usa" around a <STRIKE>pillar screw</STRIKE> barrel bridge screw..
    I am pretty sure I missed some... or may have one wrong.....

    all are open for corrections.......


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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Fred Hansen)

    Below is an image of one marking that Terry mentioned from abt. 1913

    Robert


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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Fred Hansen)

    I have 937203, marked just like Robert's above.

    I believe it is referred to as a "fully marked" movement.

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    Default Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Fred Hansen)

    Don't forget the 940's marked "For RR Service", "Banner Special", "Special", "Extra" and "Paragon Time Keeper".

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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Kent)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    Fred:

    There's a good start on this in the October 1999 NAWCC Bulletin article entitled "Hamilton's Workhorse: The 940 (and its cousin, the 942)." It shows a number of the marking variations that are tied to serial number ranges.
    Resurrecting another old thread.

    I just got done reading that Bulletin and it's very informative. Lots of excellent info on not only different 940 markings but also roller configurations, going versus motor barrels and more. Highly recommended.

    If you're a member and you want to check it out, it's a Railroader's Corner on page 653 of the October '99 issue. I mention it because the search function on the main site didn't bring it up.

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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Surf Monkey)

    919221 ~1911



    I've noticed too Fred that some have gold ink and others black. I don't know if this was always factory applied in this way. Not all of the gold-lettered ones I've seen also have gold screws, regulator, scale, etc.

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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Tref)

    fairly late serial number...

    and marked MIUSA
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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: terry hall)

    Question: when evaluating correct hands... the grade was made for several decades. Were all the hands released with these the dual spade? If there were multiple configurations, what were they?

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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: Surf Monkey)

    The 940's hunter cased cousin, the 941 with similar "fully marked movement" as previously described....s/n 623861 ca 1909
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    Default Re: Hamilton 940 ... movement markings? (RE: grtnev)

    Quote Originally Posted by g r thomas View Post
    The 940's hunter cased cousin, the 941 with similar "fully marked movement" as previously described....s/n 623861 ca 1909
    The "Motor Barrel" was first incorporated in the 941 beginning with serial number 623001, so your movement was one of the first to receive the MB.

    The "Adjusted to 5 Positions" was first engraved on the 941 beginning with serial number 419101 in 1906.

    The "Motor Barrel' was first incorporated in the 940 beginning with serial number 594501, just a few months before the 941.

    The "Adjusted to 5 Positions" was first engraved on the 940 beginning with serial number 512701 in 1906.

    Robert

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