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“Our 21 Jewel Smashes Prices” Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, September 1920. In contrast to the Santa Fe Watch Company that sold watches with identical traits, the Burlington Watch Company never directly promoted the Burlington watch for railroad service in the United States.  The majority of...
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 paper presented at the National Safety Council meeting, he also attacked “side-wheeler” watches (commonly referred...
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