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South Bend Watch Company Envelope 1914 "Click" to Login or Register 
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is a piece of an envelope I found showng the return address for the South Bend Watch Company. It has US postage stamp with a cancel date of March 11, 1914 and illustrates the famous watch in a block of ice.

 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Nice philatelic item, Ernie. I'm not sure I get the connection with a block of ice. Keeps on tickin' in the cold maybe?
 
Posts: 803 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: September 02, 2009
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This is the 1908 advertisement of the South Bend ice block campaign.

Gerald

 
Posts: 742 | Location: Wertheim in Germany | Registered: February 21, 2009
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Thank you Gerald! TV's pitchman Billy Mays would be proud. After I read this, I was thinking that ice block could be as warm as 32 degrees F. in theory so I wonder how that watch would do at 32 degrees below zero like it gets in Montana or Alberta. Big Grin
 
Posts: 803 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: September 02, 2009
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Picture of Frank Kusumoto
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Nice catch Ernie!

That image is a little bit blurry though (hint, hint).
 
Posts: 1029 | Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A. | Registered: October 08, 2004
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