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Santa Fe Time Service

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The pictured Time Service watch certificate caught my interest. One reason was that it shows that Santa Fe accepted three position watch timing into the 1920s.
 

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Kent

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Thanks for posting the certificate John!

This subject was discussed years ago, first pointing out, like you did, that the Santa Fé seemed to only require three position adjustments, then, a slightly later post displayed a 1938 Santa Fé certificate showing that testing was still only done for three positions.

It was quite a bit after these threads appeared that Robert Sweet posted the 1921 Santa Fé rules.
 

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The 1938 certificate makes for interesting comparison, thanks Kent. It would appear that between 1921 and 1938 Montgomery had been working on his signature!
 

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.... It would appear that between 1921 and 1938 Montgomery had been working on his signature!
Actually, they look the same to me.

And, just to be clear about this, the signature belongs to Ralph, D. Montgomery, Henry's son. He was the Santa Fé's General Watch and Clock Inspector from 1924 to 1939.
 

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Interesting information about the father and son - it explains the difference between the signatures on the 1921 and 1938 cards.
 

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Oops, I was confused before and indirectly referred to the 1925 card as 1921.
 

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