Shipping tins

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  1. StanJS

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    Greg - Naw. The brass ones are all Waltham. In front you can see a 7J South Bend. That's about as exotic as they get.
     
  2. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Keep hunting. The rare ones are still rare but every once in a while they turn up.
     
  3. Greg Frauenhoff

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    One Marion and two Aurora:

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  4. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Tin for Illinois America grade mvt (#406002?):

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    I have boxes of these old tins I am slowly selling off, but this was a particularly early one from Elgin. As was common, this was used to hold other parts and once had a label over old man time and his large watch that had to be carefully removed.
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    I was fortunate enough to happen across the tin that held the last Hamilton 992E.

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    I have like 3 boxes of these. Is there a safe way to clean them and also I have some with rust, I guess they aren't worth saving are they ?
     
  8. musicguy

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    Statler and Tref nice tins

    I just bought 7 Double Glass Movement shipping Containers and a few all metal ones
    that came from an estate of a former Elgin employee. I'll keep a few and sell a few at the next mart
    I go to.


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  9. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Tins and containers are cool. The glass sided ones are a great way to keep loose mvts and the outer tins with labels can have useful info on them. Here are couple more:

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    The Rockford one is for mvt #91669 and is embossed "Pat'd Movement" along with "New Model" on the label, indicating that it was (probably) for a model 6. The Elgin one is for a G. M. Wheeler (note that it is marked "National Watch Co.").
     
  10. Greg Frauenhoff

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    If they have good labels then save them.
     
  11. musicguy

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    I have a lot the two sided glass shipping containers from all the major
    watch Co's but these Tin's are very nice

    Here first is the back of one of them(that you don't see as often)

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    Nowhere near the nicest tin, but it's still intact with it's label. Neat thread! Thanks everyone.

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    #63 LloydB, Apr 21, 2019
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    What you describe is/was 'excelsior' packing material,
    made both of wood and of paper.

    (BTW, great stuff for lining Easter Baskets ;-)
     
  14. Dano4734

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    I wish i had known i actually gave away a bunch as i don’t collect them anymore that i run into i will pass it out here as i seem to find them in local flea markets with parts
     
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    Here's a Swatch watch model called Chandelier in it's wooden box with sliding top and wooden excelsior packing material, similar to what was used in the past. The watch rests on a glass tray and has Murano glass beads attached to the watch

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  16. Greg Frauenhoff

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    One of the rarest tins in my collection. Movement number (if there is one) is illegible.

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  17. musicguy

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    Very nice Greg


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