[ Please go to my "Time Capsule" website ( www.TimeCapsule-Watch.com ) to read the story of Lt. Nelson Marks Bump & his 1918 Cyma trench watch (click the <WW1> menu....) ] Nelson Marks Bump (1891–1962) came from a prominent Binghamton, NY family. Despite a terrible youthful accident that cost him one of his legs, he volunteered during WW1 to join the American Red Cross (ARC). In May 1918, Nelson was sent to London as a transportation coordinator at ARC Headquarters. While stationed there, Nelson purchased his sterling silver "Cyma London" oval watch, and had it engraved “Nelson Marks Bump / American Red Cross / USA”. After the war, he had a distinguished career as a public servant in Binghamton, ranging from the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works to the Broome County Parks Commissioner. Nelson was a pioneering conservationist, serving as Chairman of the New York State Forest Conference, secretary of the New York State Conservation Council, and one of the founding members of the National Wildlife Federation. Nelson Bump died in 1962 at age 71, and is buried in his home town of Binghamton, NY.