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Illinois Springfield Watch Co. Price List (1878)


Courtesy of the Harvard University Library (William Bond & Son Archive)

In May 1878, the Illinois Springfield Watch Company distributed this price list catalog, featuring their full line of 18-Size and new 8-Size Ladies’ watches. Due to financial strains, the company had recently reorganized, and the future was uncertain. The back cover includes an exceptional illustration of Otis Hoyt’s stem-setting mechanism. At the time of publication, the patent for his design was still pending. (Courtesy of the Harvard University Library)

i O I Wfi‐ www v PRICE-L I S T fiwemn MANUFACTURED BY THE “ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS. wSpringfieib, ILLINOIS. H Maiben lane, NEW YORK. FOR THE TRADE ONLY. A , ’ \f“-,.-‘- P-\ ._ y.“ -‐ OFFICES: May lst, 1878. ...~I, .--,-___.4_.u-‐-.‐--‐‐-‐o-~ “."l‘UAR’l‘.”‐‐Full plate lever movement. 18size. Adjusted. Sunk second dial. 15 jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, sprung over with hardenedand temp‐ ered isochronal hair spring, finely adjusted to temperature and isoch‐ ronism, . . . . $44 00 $52 00 justed to heat and cold, . . $29 00 $30 00 “ MILLER.”-‐-Full plate lever movement. 18size. Adjusted. Sunk second dial. 15 jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, sprnng over with hardened and tempered hair spring, adjusted to heat and cold, . . . $21 25 "‘ B U NN . ”‐~Full plate lever movement. 18size. Adjusted. Sunk second dial. 15 jewels. Ex‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, sprnng over with hardened and tempered hair spring, finely ad‐ "' MILLER.”‐‐Full plate lever movement. 18size. Sunk second dial. 15 jewels. Ex‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, sprung over with hardened and tempered hair spring, . . $18 25 ‘"CUBRIER."‐‐Fullplatelevermovement. 18size. "Sunk second dial. 11 jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, $24 00 $18 50 $17 50 “ H OY T .” ‐ sprnng over with hardened and tempered hair spring, . . . $13 33 Full plate lever movement. 18size. Sunk second dial. 9 jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets.- Expansion balance, sprung over with hardened and tempered hair spring, . . $12 50 “ DE A N.” ‐‐ Full plate lever movement. 18size. Sunk second dial. 15 jewels. Ex‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, half out, sprung over with hard‐ ened and tempered hair spring, . $14 50 KEY STEM WIND. “ MASON.”'‐‐‐ F u l l plate lever movement. Sunk second dial. 7 jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets. Expansion balance, half cut, sprung over with hard‐ ened and tempered hair spring, . $310 50 "'I!ATES.”‐-Full"platelevermovement. 18size. Sunk second dial. 7’ jewels. E x ‐ posed pallets. Expansion shape, steel balance, sprung over with hardenedandtempered‘h‘airspring,3510 00 “lNTERIOB.”‐Full plate lever movement. 18 size. Plain dial. 7 jewels. Ex‐ posed pallets. Nickel balance, sprnng over with hardened and WIND. tempered hair spring, . . $6 :5 $10 so “v. ‐-_.._._-. ‐. __ __ “MARY S'I‘UART.”‐‐15 jewels (4prs. in settings). Compensation balance, fi n e l y ad‐ justed to heat and cold, “ ROSELELAND.”‐]3jewels.'(3prs.in settings). Compensation balance, finely ad‐ KEY STEM WIND. wm'x). $33 00 $30 00 $22 00 justed to heat or cold, . _,. $19 00 “SUNNYSIDE.” 11jewels (2prs.in settings); ent, expansion balance, . $1350 ‘ “ARLINGTON.“‐Plain jeweled; cut, expansion balance. . . , . $12 00 q‐.‐‐.‐ rl‘he stem-winders have improved Patent setting bars. , Stem winders fit American cases without change. Certificate. 18size. n I | ‘v I. ¢ I 1 KEY STEM A NDER STE 8 are,gflde(1 without 9,0fiefling