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From the American Horology Archive:
Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Movement

Illinois Watch Co.

Grade: Columbia

Private Label(s) in Run:
Independent Watch Co. - Fredonia, N.Y. // C.E. Gifford
What is a Private Label?
Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 181204
Grade: Columbia
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1880
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 38,013
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Plain
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
Research Note: Some or all feature gilt plates and nickel balance cock

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Data Verification Reports

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Anonymous · October 23, 2019

Serial Number 182291 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 26, 2017

Serial Number 182374 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 5, 2015

Serial Number 181270 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 3, 2015

Serial Number 181270 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 25, 2014

Serial Number 181028 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

rjrake 62 · October 12, 2013

Serial Number 182433 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 27, 2013

Serial Number 182143 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No.The plates and Jewel count are the same. But
The vesion I am looking at is a private lable. CE
Gifford. Possibly if you get enough info you
canestablish a CE Gifford S/N designation.
contact me any time at fordf14 *****@juno.com if
you need more info. Thanks Scott

Anonymous · June 2, 2012

Serial Number 182443 was reported as accurate.

Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Movement