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Shipping tins

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.
 

Statlergil

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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 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 ?
 

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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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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.").
 
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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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Rob
 

LloydB

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i would guess in that time frame it was like a shredded wood
string type substance... trying to think of the name of it....

could have been paper, but certainly NOT those
*(&^&*^ packing peanuts used today :D
What you describe is/was 'excelsior' packing material,
made both of wood and of paper.

(BTW, great stuff for lining Easter Baskets ;-)
 
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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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What you describe is/was 'excelsior' packing material,
made both of wood and of paper.
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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musicguy

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Very nice Greg


Rob
 

Brad Maisto

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Not sure if I missed them, but here is a Gruen metal case that currently has a few “jewels” ( no pun intended) residing inside of it. It looks like it might originally have held a rectangular women’s wristwatch movement? I hope it is okay to post this in the pocket variety forum.
Brad Maisto, KY Floral #44 Secretary

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