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Sum of the parts greater than the whole (HAM Elect. Special)

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Got this off ebay for $160; no other bidders.

I mainly wanted it for the dial, but the case and movt add value as well. Case looks very good in person with no wear to the naked eye.

Now I have all 3 dial signature versions.

The 972 does not belong with the dial but I have a nice contemporary 978 for it. I found no documentation that an unadjusted 974 would have been dialed with this and the dial is before the 3 pos 974. Any help?

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I think I looked at that one. You did well.


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Great buy!

The case is of somewhat later vintage than the movement and dial ... but is a terrific item in its own right as that particular case is correct to a 950 Elinvar in “Mainliner” style.
 

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Thanks guys. I just refreshed my recollection on the 978 and the 1919 catalog states it was made particularly for street railway service.

I know we see a lot of 974s with Electric Special dials, but I can find nothing that lists the 974 for the early dials.

John, yeah now I gotta go find a 950E. I was perfectly happy with my 950 (and am not interested in the 950B); but now I am 1/2 way there so....
 
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