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John Cote

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George,

So glad to have had the ongoing description of your trials and tribulations with this watch. So glad to read the Bulletin article and see the wonderful results. What a job and what a watch.

Thanks.
 

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Sure could have used some of your photographic skills John. BTW congratulations on joining the board.
 

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I am happy to add a watch to this great thread started by Greg Frauenhoff 8 years ago with only 15 serial numbers.

Over the years so many unknown numbers have been added and George Meyer restoration of #31 was a great documentation of his work.

This is serial number 1385 and was not reported until now.

It runs, winds, sets fine, although the dial is troubled around the second bit and the movement is missing a jewel setting around the center wheel pinon.

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At Jims request I've created a Adams & Perry Title and Link(to this thread) in the sticky
Located in the
Informational Pocket Watch Threads at the top of
the main American Pocket Watch forum page.


Rob
 

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Thanks Jim, We had 1385 on the list but Rob's 2037 is a new number and has been added. Were working on A&P/Lancaster part 2 article now all about the movements/mechanics.
 

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Thanks Jim, We had 1385 on the list but Rob's 2037 is a new number and has been added. Were working on A&P/Lancaster part 2 article now all about the movements/mechanics.
Sorry, Franks new number, 2037.
 

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George,
So we have 2 lists Greg's and yours.I didn't see it on his latest list so I assumed it wasn't reported but you had sent me a list several years ago and I looked and it is on it.

Thanks for all your work on this project and Burt's C. help also. I know you are continuing to develop more numbers and research of Lancaster/Keystone and will look forward to your new work when it becomes available, hopefully soon in the Bulletin.;)
 

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Jim, The real work on the numbers is being done by Wayne, I'm just technical assist.
 

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George and Burt have done it again with their Part 2 of 3 on the Early Watch Companies of Lancaster, PA.
What a great prize they have given the watch collecting community.
Congrats you two and I so look forward to installment number three.
Paul
 

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I received my BULLETIN Friday and really enjoyed the Part #2 by George & Burt.

They have done more research on the Lancaster/Keystone watch Companies than anyone else has ever done and I have learned much about what I thought I knew from the articles.

I had a chance to read part # 3 coming up in a future edition and know the watch community will really love it.

If a collector is looking for a challenge to their collecting, they may want to start in assembling the Named grades of these watches, they are not that expensive.:lightbulb:
 
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Rick Hufnagel

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That was a fantastic article, a huge thank you to the authors. I need to read it a few more times! Nice to see Standard American Watch Co represented in there! ;):D (one of my favorite private labels)

It is challenging, especially to find a specific grade. I've been after the right Lancaster for a couple years and just haven't spotted it. (private labels excluded). The ladies watches seem (seem to me) to be especially hard to find.

It was nice to see a Lady Penn in the article. Recently I was going over the ladies watches in a grade list provided by Greg, and wondered what the Lady Penn would look like in comparison to my Flora. There is no comparison now that I've seen one, it's a beauty.

Thanks again and have a good day! What a great project and looking forward to the next!
 
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John Pavlik

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“Nice to see Standard American Watch Co represented in there! ;):D (one of my favorite private labels)”

Rick, what page did you find this reference, and would you have information who this was a private label for ?
 

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Rhett Lucke

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A big thanks to George and Burt for all the effort in researching and putting together these excellent articles. Adds much clarity to the history of these often misunderstood Lancaster companies and their products.
 

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So nice to hear the Lancaster collectors appreciate the the info we've pulled together. Part 3 is in Peer review. This final chapter takes a deep dive into the hardware. A huge thanks to Wayne Crawford who helped in gathering serial number data.
 
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Greg Frauenhoff

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I can't recall if I posted these somewhere before, but here are some Lancaster product line pages from a couple rare price lists in my collection.

Bowman and Musser, July 1883:

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S. F. Meyers, Jan. 1884

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S. F. Meyers, Feb. 1884 (this one is cool, I once owned such a Lancaster and also a loose 24 hr dial)

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Greg
 
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gmeyer4

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It is interesting, these early price list show the Ruby as a ladies watch but it ends up as a 18s grade. I've found 3 or 4 of these with the 24 hour dialed movements. One was marked Col Townsend on the back of the dial so we know where that one came from.
 

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