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    Trend Clock Co.

    Hi, 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. Andy Dervan
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    Watch Finisher

    Thanks Pat. I don't have a copy of that Hamilton book. Andy
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    Manistee Watch Company movement serial numbers

    Thank you for confirming. Andy
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    Manistee Watch Company movement serial numbers

    Hello everyone, 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...
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    Hamilton Chronograph

    Rhett, Correct.... How long were they produced? Andy
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    Hamilton Chronograph

    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. Andy Dervan
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    Hamilton Watch Company part numbers

    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...
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    Hamilton Watch Company part numbers

    Hello, Did Hamilton Watch Co. offer catalogs identifying replacement parts for its watches so watchmakers could order them? If so, are they still around? Andy Dervan
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    How to stabilize old labels

    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. Andy Dervan
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    How to stabilize old labels

    What year was the clock made? It is very important as labels were made with different paper and have to be treated differently Andy Dervan
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    Unusual Pocket Watch - Can Anyone Please Advise Of The Make?

    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...
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    grandfather clock information please

    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...
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    Watch Seeking gold filled 16 size open face case

    I need a gold filled 16 size open face case for a watch that I just acquired. Pkease leave me a private message Andy Dervan
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    Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute Info

    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. Andy Dervan
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    Non-Magnetic Watch Co. of America

    What is the color of these Palladium hairspring? Could someone post a closeup photograph? Andy Dervan
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    Tiffany (Waltham) 9 foot 5 tube grandfather clock

    The only way to approximately date the clock would be locating the Waltham serial number stamped on the front plate of the movement. If I had that number I could help you. Andy Dervan
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    Early Seth Thomas help

    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. Andy Dervan
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    Early Seth Thomas help

    The mirror is correct based on Seth Thomas catalog. Andy dervan
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    Early Seth Thomas help

    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...

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