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Did Mr. Montgomery have "stern and inflexible judgment," Lee?Clint, you know that 19th-century Americans just named their kids funny. My favorite has a Civil War connection, William Rhadamanthus Montgomery. In his case, maybe the middle name was appropriate though.
Just a quick note - not all the "Culver" movements are fitted with a solid balance. #1237 has been verified as marked "Culver" with an expansion balance (matching serial number on the balance wheel). While the "Culver" movements dominate the earlier serial numbers, the run is mixed [#1154 is marked "H.Z. Culver" while #1155 is marked "Culver"]. It appears the "Culver" grade was discontinued around this point and later movements in the run are marked with the familiar "H.Z. Culver" moniker.Do we know how many of the first run (1001 - 1800) were "Culver" rather than "HZ Culver"?
The Culver I mentioned above - 15j, solid balance, inline lever thus probably quick train - is #1155, so assuming Elgin started with Culvers at 1001, at least 155.
What's the LOWEST HZ Culver known, and/or the HIGHEST Culver?