Unfortunately, I don't know how to interpret the packing numbers. I had talked with a former Trend/Sligh employee and he was supposed to get back to me about them, but he never did.
Model 870 is called Bordeaux and was listed in Trend/Sligh 1976/1977 catalog.
I have uncovered a number of Manistee watch serial numbers from various sources; I am surprised how many are out there in pieces.
If you dig around your junk boxes and find any Manistee movements - I would appreciate serial numbers.
George Townsend's 1976 Bulletin article...
I am trying get estimate when Hamilton produced its 16 size chronograph watch. Is there a model number for it? Were they made in quantities.
I have 3 jigs for producing parts for them and want some idea about them.
Thank you for the replies.
I am writing an article to discussing some jigs used a Hamilton Watch Co. and they are identified many different ways:
some have part numbers
names and serial number probably for plant record
others no identifying information
I am trying to figure out based on part...
Paper after 1840s was made from pulp rather than rags so they are acidic.
Plastic should be archival grade not just simple plastic sheet. It was would better to tack the plastic in place rather than painter's tape.
Could you post a better quality movement photograph? it is difficult to see all the details for identification.
The movement will probably required disassembly sometimes maker's information is stamped on movement plates on in the mainspring barrel.
Hopefully a moderator will move this post to...
By 1907 Herschede was manufacturing their own movements. If Herschede was retailing the clock the the company could insure the dial was signed Herschede as it wanted to distinguish itself from all the other makers.
The case appears in good condition; the case is a very basic style with little...
The school was setup after WWII training veterans to be watch makers. In 1949, It was involved with a lawsuit with Veterans Administration over chronograph course that it eventually lost. Parties could not agree on tuition reimbursement for the course.
I think the black columns maybe ok; it is difficult as Black & White photograph does not have contrast. The top and bottom capitals were either gilded or painted with gold paint. It gives the clock a nice contrast.
It is called "Column" clock.
The clock was pictured in Seth Thomas 1863 catalog so that is the earliest date and was probably produced for a number of years.
The catalog listing appears to have a mirror rather than stenciled glass.
An example with mirror was illustrated in Tran Duy Ly Seth...