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  1. Kent

    Just Playing Around

    Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5
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    Help Posting A New Encyclopedia Article

    How do I post a new Encyclopedia article in the Miscellaneous/Miscellany category?
  3. Kent

    Checking Link

    Checking Link: 22J ML
  4. Kent

    Just checking

    act of 1905
  5. Kent

    Do You Want Your Watches Delivered This Way?

    In 1910, Waltham ran the ad below in February, 1910 issue of the Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine (and it probably ran in most, if not, all of the railroad brotherhood journals). Its point was to discourage buying railroad watches via mail order, thus supporting Waltham's retail...
  6. Kent

    B&O Section Foreman Guy Slagle and His Force

    I spend a lot of time scanning through old newspapers and periodicals, capturing various tidbits as I spot them. You might think that being retired, I've got way too much time on my hands, but I've been doing this for decades; long before the internet came along and made things easier. Anyway...
  7. Kent

    Learning to link

    I used the name "J.W. Forsinger" expecting it to be auto-linked to the Encyclopedia article having that name as the title. This did not happen. Okay - that was simple enough!
  8. Kent

    Help Auto-Links to Encyclopedia Articles

    If this has been covered previously, please excuse me for not being able to find it. In my post #14 in the thread titled "Hamiltons First Rail Road Watch the 936, I used the name "J.W. Forsinger" expecting it to be auto-linked to the Encyclopedia article having that name as the title. This did...
  9. Kent

    Just seeing if I understand

    Just seeing if I understand: https://mb.nawcc.org/attachments/18s_17j_cpr_10033659-jpg.63211/&thumb=1
  10. Kent

    Thumbnails

    I've got a two part question about thumbnails: First: Apparently the code for thumbnail use URL[/B]']http://URL&thumb=1 is no longer correct as the thumbnails failed to appear in my post #2 of musicguy's thread Finally bought one of my dream watches an 18 size Bunn Special. What is the...
  11. Kent

    An Interesting Viewpoint on Watch Inspection Practices

    Below is an article from the premier railroad industry publication expressing an interesting viewpoint on watch inspection practices. Perhaps the most significant point is the position of the author, as this viewpoint is more often expressed by the railroaders who were forced to buy the...
  12. Kent

    Problem Editing An Encyclopedia Article

    I ran into a problem earlier today in editing the "Keystone-Howard 16-Size, 17-Jewel, 3/4-Plate Movement Examples" Encyclopedia article to add additional examples. Having to leave to take care of some business, I just got back to it. Apparently, I reached some kind of limit that caused the...
  13. Kent

    Pictures Banned From Crystals

    The notice of the Illinois Central banning pictures from crystals (below) is surprising for a number of reasons. First, the reason given is that the pictures are thought to be distracting the employe from the job at hand and thus potentially leading to accidents. One would have thought that...
  14. Kent

    Oddball Watch of the Day

    Here's an oddball watch I just came across, although I guess it makes sense when you think about it. It seems like it is a private label watch and from the price, I'd guess that it was made by Ingersoll.
  15. Kent

    So When was a Double Roller Escapement Really Required?

    So When was a Double Roller Escapement Really Required? The answer is "A lot later than people might think." As late as 1906, Ball's rules for the Pennsylvania Railroad listed single roller movements as examples of watches that would be newly accepted into service (see section 4A below)...
  16. Kent

    Jobbers ,Wholesalers Catalogs

    The following is a convenient list linking to Encyclopedia articles on Jobbers and their Catalogs: A.C. Becken 1896 M.G. Eppenstein & Co. Undated - but appears to be early 1890s E.V. Roddin & Co. 1877 Goldsmiths 1900, 1906-7 H. Muhr's Sons 1886 Lapp & Flershem 1896,1897...
  17. Kent

    Watch Case Makers

    The following is a convenient list linking to Encyclopedia articles on Watch Case Makers: American Watch Case Co.: Two companies, one in the U.S., the other in Canada. American Watch Co. Cases Bates and Bacon Bay State Watch Case Co. Bell Watch Case Co. Brooklyn Watch Case Co. Camm Watch...
  18. Kent

    AT&SF Standard Watch - Peroria Anti-Magnetic

    There are a number of indications (but no firm documentation from the railroad) that in 1887 the AT&SF declared a Peoria watch to be the "standard watch". First, in April of that year, "E.N.W." a correspondent for the Railway Conductor, reported that conductors and engineers on the AT&SF had to...
  19. Kent

    American Watch Makers

    The following is a convenient list linking to Encyclopedia articles on American Watch Makers: Adams & Perry American Horologe Co. American Waltham Watch Co. American Watch Co. Appleton, Tracy & Co. Aurora Watch Co. Aurora's 15 Ruby Jewel Movements Aurora's 18 Size Key Wind Movements Aurora's 18...
  20. Kent

    Encyclopedia Article Categories

    My thanks go out to those who worked on the Encyclopedia upgrade recently. I don't know if the work is complete or not, but I've discovered a shortcoming. When clicking on a category (typically at the end of an article), the page that opens no longer displays the alphabetical list of all of...

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