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On occasion when I peruse my extensive collection of Railway Brotherhood, and Order publications I find some interesting advertisements, I thought I would start a thread here posting some of the interesting ones to share with you, here is the first:


Elgin National Watch Company ad from Locomotive Engineers Journal 1905

"The Trainmen's Watch"

The records of the Weather Bureau show a difference of 181 degrees between the extremes of heat and cold in the United States. A watch to be adapted to the use of a trainman must be able to maintain its accuracy under widely varying conditions of temperature. One reason why the ELGIN Watch is preeminently the trainman's watch is found in the fact that Elgin Watches are tested by oven heat and refrigeration before leaving the factory. They are built to withstand extremes of temperature, damp and drought, jar and jolt, and varying positions.

LOWEST UNITED STATES TEMPERATURE 63° BELOW
HIGHEST UNITED STATES TEMPERATURE 118° ABOVE

 
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Another Elgin ad from the April issue of the Railway Conductor

 
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A Hamilton advertisement from April 1923 issue of the Railway Conductor

 
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An Illinois advertisement from the April issue of the 1923 Railway Conductor

 
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Another Hamilton advertisement from the May 1923 issue of the Railway Conductor

 
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These are great, Larry! Smile

Any for the Waltham Vanguard?

Regards! Mark
 
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Thank you Mark, though Waltham's at the moment but will post one when I find it.

Larry
 
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Here is an interesting Waltham advertisement from the Locomotive Engineers Journal, January, 1910. It is about their silvered dials, which they say are better than porcelain ones, and more expensive.

 
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Another advertisement from the Locomotive Engineers Journal, September 1910 for Howard Marginal Minute Dial, and Variation of the Montgomery Dial with no 6 in the seconds bit, and the minute numbers are radial rather than upright.

 
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Another Elgin advertisement from April 1910 Locomotive Engineers Journal

 
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A Hampden advertisement from the April 1910 issue of the Locomotive Engineers Journal

 
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