Pictured: Edge of Celluloid Watch Dials from the Keystone Watch Company Showing Paper Substrate Despite the failure of Abraham Bitner’s patented paper dial at the Lancaster Watch Company during the.
Pictured: Abraham Bitner’s Patented Paper Watch Dial on a Lancaster Watch Company “Comet” Movement [Courtesy of Heritage Auctions] Before Abraham Bitner used celluloid in the late 1880s as an alternative.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company “Odd Fellows, Initiatory Degree to Patriarchs Militant” Society Dial No. 1130, c. 1890s. On December 30, 1884, Henry Abbott, a leading innovator in the American.
Pictured: Replica Ball RR Ferguson Dial, c.1980s. Because the patented Ferguson Dials are a favorite amongst collectors, many reproductions and replicas have been created to offer an expensive replacement option,.
Pictured: “Ferguson Railroad Dial” Advertisement, The Jewelers’ Circular Weekly, November 5, 1913 The Ferguson Dial Company fervently advertised the patented “Ferguson Railroad Dial” in the early 1910s, especially in railroad.
Pictured: Advertisement Offering Stock in the Ferguson Dial Company, The Monroe News-Star, April 22, 1911 When Louis Buck Ferguson began selling his patented dial to the railroad industry, he ordered.