Pictured: Elgin National Watch Co. “Sidewinder” Watch, Grade H.H. Taylor, c.1875. In addition to the more unusual dials that Webb C. Ball classified as “Freakish” Railroad Dials in his 1920.
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: 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.
Pictured: Hamilton 8112 Ferguson Dial and Hands with Original Box and Packaging, c.1915. The 8112 Ferguson Dial was originally packaged in a small paperboard box with a patented closure tie..
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.