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  1. John Pavlik

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    An interesting watch paper, one that I have not seen before.. Has anyone else ? 311197.jpg
     
  2. 4thdimension

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    A nifty one and nope I have'nt seen one like it before-Cort
     
  3. Brian C.

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    I've never seen one of those before.
     
  4. musicguy

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    That one is great, and conceitedly I'll probably be in Saratoga
    Springs in a few weeks.



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    That's a bit different. i have a printing block for one that shows the equation of time so you can set your watch by a sundial.
     
  6. John Cote

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    I've never seen this one...very cool.
     
  7. John Pavlik

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    Ron, If you get a few minutes when you are in Saratoga Springs, check and see if any of the boxes are still there !! ;)
     
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    here is my equation of time one

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    It's certainly very interesting, but I must confess I don't understand it... What was a "fire alarm box" and why is there a list of them on this watch paper?
    Was "fire alarm boxes" something to do with how this watch would have been used, or just this particular jeweller's favourite drum to bang?
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_alarm_call_box

    It's probably handy to know where they are, so it's just a bit of a useful reference I think
     
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    Loomes Watchmaker and Clock Makers of the World has an entry for William Hext
    Hext William St Austell (Cornwall) from London 1743
     
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    Wow, a special phone box just for calling the fire brigade... and they're still in use!
    Now that's what I call retro! I like it!
     
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    David Penney thinks this is post 1760.
     
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    That is very cool!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.:cool:

    I looked at my original post above, and I did write Ron, but my name is Rob
    musta been a brain glitch.


    Rob
     
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    Maybe it was used by volunteer firemen, so they would know where the fire alarm box was pulled.
     
  17. John Pavlik

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    #17 John Pavlik, Jul 23, 2017
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    At first I though maybe the watch owner had something to do with the fire department.. but would a jeweler have had watch
    papers made especially for a few ? Then I was thinking if the fire boxes were new to the city, it might have been a public service
    To residents to let them know where they were located ... A form of quick reference in case of a fire, and or advertising for a "new" service the city was providing to residents... A personal link to alert the fire department faster..
     
  18. Tom Huber

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    Make a copy of this pic snd walk around to see if any of the fire boxes are still there.

    Tom
     

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