Posted 2 years ago
I have a National Watch Co. watch, serial number 1731, Grade 62, Model 1, H.Z. Culver, that I believe is very unique because of the inscription that is on the dust cover of the case.
Geo. D. Barnard
Culver Page & Hoyne
November 22nd 1867.
I would like to know any insight you can offer about the watch and it's inscription.
Here is some information or scenarios that I have obtained so far:
Culver, Page & Hoyne Co. was a noted stationer, bookbinder, printer & seller of fine writing implements located on Lake Street in Chigago.
I also found on a google search of Culver, Page, Hoyne & Co. a little history and financial difficulties of their company.
I was told that in the book, Elgin Time: A History of the Elgin National Watch Co. that there is a reference to Howard Zoroaster Culver, one of the original 8 investors and owned a successful stationery & printing business.
Could the 'Friend Culver' inscribed here, be the same Culver who was one of the 8 investors of The National Watch Co. (Elgin) that was formed in 1864 & the name that this watch movement bears?
I have not yet been able to find any information on Geo. D. Barnard.
Thanks for looking and sharing,