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Greg Frauenhoff

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I was going through some of my stuff looking for info on Rockford RR watches and got sidetracked on Elgin. So here goes. This thread is sort of a "Identifying Elgin RR Watches by Period (mostly) Elgin Ads). I will try to post them in chronological order.

1870-71. I found this one many years ago (25?) in an old RR guide book in the dusty stacks of a University library. I doubt if the guide book had been opened in years before I cracked the cover.

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This isn't an ad but is rather a summary of the Elgin grades used on the Burlington Route in 1889. It's part of the laborious research I did for a Bulletin article I wrote many years ago.

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More to follow. It's Friday and happy hour is calling.
 

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While Greg is spending the hour getting happy, here are some more ads describing some grades as suitable for railroad service:

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Greg Frauenhoff

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One of my favorites from Jan. 1890 (The Keystone) (the similar ad Kent post is from a Canadian periodical). Note: PENDANT SETTING!

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Undated (circa 1895) Elgin pamphlet:

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Apr. 1901:

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March 1907:

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Feb. 1908:

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Oct. 1923:

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1933:

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1941:

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1950:

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There are some other interesting ads around that I will post when they turn up.
 

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Here are ads giving the descriptions of the Nos, 270 & 280:

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An Elgin linked to post #6 by Greg F. HH Taylor 2xxxxx 1871, marked adjusted.

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