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Webb C. Ball

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 industry trade magazines. These advertisements typically highlighted the primary feature of the dial as providing...
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 time inspector for many of the major railroads throughout the country, Ball frequently emphasized the...
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