Pictured: Back of Hamilton 8112 Ferguson Dial Showing Patent Dates, c.1915. After Louis Buck Ferguson created his unique dial, he aimed to protect the design internationally by submitting patent applications.
Pictured: Hamilton 8112 Ferguson Dial, Made for Hamilton Watches, c.1915. Louis Buck Ferguson iterated through several early variants of his unique railroad dial before settling on the design widely recognized.
Pictured: Waltham’s Staggered Marginal Minute Dial, Attributed to Ezra C. Fitch, c.1900. Webb C. Ball was arguably the most prolific figure associated with time inspection on the railroads. As general.
Even though the Montgomery Safety Dial was not directly targeted by Webb C. Ball’s paper presented at the 1920 National Safety Council meeting, it was understood the dial was classified.
Pictured: Portrait of Henry S. Montgomery, Published in the Santa Fe Magazine, March 1924. Henry S. Montgomery established the watch service department of the Santa Fe Railway System and served.
Modern collectors and researchers have argued whether the “6” hour figure must appear on a marginal figure dial to be classified as a “true” Montgomery dial. This conundrum appears to.