Need help identifying the model or movement number of this Columbus.

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I borrowed a copy of Greg Frauenhoff's "History and Products of the Columbus Watch Company" from the NAWACC library and have been through it several times can't seem to find a match for this 18s lever set. colx.jpg
 

Greg Frauenhoff

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In my little booklet there are two grades which fit yours (Htg, 7 jewels, gilt): nos. 20 and 9. No. 20 is earlier (appears in price lists from 1891-92) and No. 9 later (listed in 1895 with other New Columbus mvts). A cut of no. 9 is shown and it has the later style regulator. Since yours has the earlier style regulator then it is most likely no. 20 (as Nathan already suggested). But this is just a best guess. Watch Cos. changed grades nos., added features without changing grade nos., and did other confusing things all in the attempt to sell watches.

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Thank you both for your insights:clap: and my lack of sight. ;)

Greg, my apologies for misspelling your name in my original post. :screwball:
 
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