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Good to know, Greg. Just curious - why is the card referred to as Allebach?Pat,
The Allebach card shows up often enough that me thinks a small stash of them was found many years ago. It's certainly a neat piece.
For prospective ephemera buyers it should be pointed out that reprints of this card were made (by Bernie Edwards, as I recall). Some of the reprints are as postcards, but perhaps not all.
I'm not really sure on the dates for these Waltham signs. Maybe another member can shed some light. The verbage "Are Carried All Over The World" versus "Go All Over The World" might also be a clue.Beautiful! I've never seen the second one - more detailed eagle and a slightly different logo, in addition to the color variations. Any idea as to the timing of these?
brings up 'tears' of regrets... dropped out of bidding on one of these in the mid 1980's at an estate auction.. at 160 bux !!! regrets, regrets, regrets.....
Elgin printer's block (shown reversed) and postage stamp with same image. This image was also used on the front of one of their service bulletins as shown in the image from a Google Books article circa 1916 about Elgin's Service Bureau program. I think this image may be from a painting by Cushman Parker, but am still looking for validation that this is the referenced image.
Advertising or not it's really neat. I have couple other checks (to the same Canadian jeweler). Mine came from the famous internet auction site, which has been a fantastic source of horological ephemera.
I agree , it amazes me the time and effort people put into simple things like penmanship. It says so much about your persona. Look at the "D" in Dec. on the check (In the upper corner by the 1886). Is it it any wonder why the pocket watches we love,collect and carry are still so magnificent and functional from so many years ago. The craftsmanship is a sense of pride from that era. I wish that was still a part of our disposable society.Advertising or not it's really neat. I have couple other checks (to the same Canadian jeweler). Mine came from the famous internet auction site, which has been a fantastic source of horological ephemera.
Here's an Aurora business card. I've not been collecting all that long, but from what I've seen, I can certainly agree with Greg as to the scarcity of Aurora advertising.
Greg - I had never noticed until just now that this business card is for L. Allebach!"L. Allebach, Emlenton, Pa." I've seen a few Auroras with his name on the dial.
Wonderful image! How big is the slide/negative?Capturing a decent scan of this item was challenging.
"Dueber Hampden Watch Works" Glass Negative.
(positive image for reference)
Thanks! The glass negative measures 7"x5".Wonderful image! How big is the slide/negative?
A third such card recently passed through the famous internet auction site. Any others to report?The piece below isn't advertising rather just ephemera. But it reminds of how ebay has changed the collecting of such stuff.
Many years ago I saw a similar guarantee card for a different Aurora movement on the famous auction site but, unfortunately, it was after the item had ended and sold. I was bummed as I'd never seen one of these cards before. Then about 1 week later a different seller offered the card below and, of course, I pounced. In the many many years since I've never seen another. Anyone else?
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American-made movements were often imported as such into Canada, then cased here in Canadian-made cases. As I understand it, the resultant watch was considered "Canadian Made" for customs duty purposes. Maybe that's what the 1921 advert was putting out as a patriotic marketing ploy?Only a magazine ad but this came with a lot of clock and watch stuff.
It was framed poorly but From Western Home Monthly Nov 1921.
I have not seen this ad before, and after searching for a while and finding only a couple similar, I thought I should post it somewhere.
I'm still not sure what was made in Canada? Was Duane H. Church Canadian?
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Looks like they were picking up on an advertising technique similar to what Crescent Watch Case Co used to keep their name before the customer back at the turn of the century - 19th to 20th centuries. (These were scanned very low res, and don't expand well.)A bit more on topic - here's my German-made Delgard (Delaware) dollar watch with paper insert from 1952. (Interesting interpretation of a 'calendar' watch.)
Pat, I’ve found some Crescent calendar papers too;1898,1901,1911 and1912 so far. I’m collecting only the loose case manufacturer’s papers I come across as opposed to the watchmaker papers. I just can’t bring myself to remove papers from their original cases. -CortLooks like they were picking up on an advertising technique similar to what Crescent Watch Case Co used to keep their name before the customer back at the turn of the century - 19th to 20th centuries. (These were scanned very low res, and don't expand well.)
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