Checked on Volney E. Brewer, b. 1842 Otsego, NY, d 11/1918 Portage, Wisc. Seems their jewellery business, on the corner of Cook and Wisconsin St, Portage, was short lived in the mid 1870's. Couldn't find much on Mr. Bard. Volney was a farmer then a peddler in LIberty, NY in 1866. He was taxed $3.75 that year. Sometime after that he moved to Portage, Wisconsin where he is listed as a jeweler in 1870 and in the business directories of 1871,1872 and 1873. By 1900 he is a salesman, 1910 he is a commercial trader in jewellery. He is buried in the Silver Lake Cemetery in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, his headstone lists him as uncle Volney. Also, Brad, that set up is very similar to the one used for the Centennial watches from Cross and Beguelin.