Pictured: Alonzo S. Thomas and Wife Annie, c.1907. “Old Bill - Our First Car. Year 1907. Built by Terry Stafford.” Image Courtesy of Kansas Memory. The Man Behind the Watch.
Pictured: Santa Fe Special Watch Endorsement by Santa Fe Railroad Engineer Edward Whitcomb, The Topeka Daily Capital, October 7, 1914 The validity of a “railroad grade” classification is frequently questioned.
Pictured: Dial Options for the Santa Fe Special Watch, c.1920 Santa Fe Special Catalog The Santa Fe Watch Company offered a variety of dials on their “Santa Fe Special” watches..
Pictured: Advertisement for the Santa Fe Special and Illinois Special Watches published in The Topeka State Journal, May 7, 1915. The actual purchase price of the Santa Fe Special watches.
Pictured: Introduction of the Santa Fe Special Watch published in The Topeka State Journal, November 5, 1913. On November 5, 1913, the Santa Fe Watch Company officially introduced their new.
Pictured: “Look Out For the Santa Fe” Advertisement [The Topeka State Journal, October 31, 1913] A week before the new “Santa Fe Special” watch was introduced, the Santa Fe Watch.