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IHC Member 1541
Picture of Lorne Wasylishen
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A couple of sweet 18s Hampden dials that I would like to own. This one was up on ebay a few months back with a BIN of $325 and 3 bids then it disappeared at the BIN price. Hampden Grade 60 in a double hinged GF Hampden display case.

The Grade #60 was the open faced version of the identically described Hampden Railway which was a hunting model prior to 1889.

 
Posts: 2099 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
IHC Member 1541
Picture of Lorne Wasylishen
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And this dial is usually seen in a 12s (Thanks for the info Deacon) but was on a 16s non working Wm. McKinley, went for $61.

Both of these put me in mind of the Waltham Railroader dial.

 
Posts: 2099 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
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Picture of Edward L. Parsons, Jr.
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Lorne,

I'm not a much of a Hampden collector, but I too love radial dials. Canadian-style 24-hour radials, especial the RN kind, are the cat's you-know-what in my book. Smile


Best Regards,

Ed
 
Posts: 6719 | Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: April 19, 2004
IHC Member 1541
Picture of Lorne Wasylishen
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quote:
the cat's you-know-what


You mean meow, correct? Smile

Here is another for your viewing pleasure.

 
Posts: 2099 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
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Picture of Edward L. Parsons, Jr.
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Yeah, something like that, and thanks for the eye candy!

That one's a real beauty and proportioned just right so the 17 & 19 numerals aren't partly clipped off by the seconds bit. That is something you don't see too often.

This is about as bad as that "clipped 17 & 19" problem gets on a Waltham M1883 -- they are almost completely eclipsed:

 
Posts: 6719 | Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: April 19, 2004
IHC Member 1541
Picture of Lorne Wasylishen
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I have noticed the clippage but never had the two extremes side by side for comparison.

It is quite a difference yet no jeopardy to the Hampden as far as reading the seconds.
 
Posts: 2099 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: March 02, 2011
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