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1929 The Explorer Pocket Watch by E Ingraham Co.

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    Posted 7 years ago

    geo26e
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    In 1928, Richard Evelyn Byrd began his first expedition to the Antarctic involving two ships, and three airplanes. A base camp named 'Little America' was constructed on the Ross Ice Shelf and scientific expeditions by snowshoe, dog-sled, snowmobile, and airplane began.

    On 28 November 1929, the famous flight to the South Pole and back was launched. Byrd, along with pilot Bernt Balchen, co-pilot/radioman Harold June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, flew the Ford Trimotor to the South Pole and back in 18 hours, 41 minutes. It entered Byrd into the history books and promoted him to the rank of Rear Admiral by a special act of Congress on December 21, 1929.

    The E Ingraham Company produced this pocket watch in circa 1929 and named it 'The Explorer' to commemorate this South Pole expedition. The watch case is decorated with vivid Antarctic sceneries with 'Wings Over The Pole -The Explorer' engraved on the case back.

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    Comments

    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Fantastic pocket watch!!!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      George, looks great ...much better than last time seen, great restore
    3. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much Phil, VV, Kerry & nuts for the cool comments and appreciation!

      Big cheers to Sean, Moonstone, pops, agh & walksoftly for the love!
    4. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Than you Mikelv, Tom61375, BB2 & BHG! Big cheers!
    5. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks Elisabethan ! :-)
    6. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker! :-)
    7. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much shanmu! :-)
    8. Windwalker, 7 years ago
      here's a little something to read and maybe look into....

      Nashua Watch Company, 1859-1862 Nashua Watch Company, Nashua, New Hampshire, began in 1859 with many watch and machine experts of the time, inc. N.P. Stratton, C.S. Mosley, B.D. Bingham, J.H. Gerry, Chas Van der Woerd, etc. joining forces to begin making the finest watches in America. Magnificent 20S 19J and 15J movements were begun but not all 1000 were either made or finished and the company was swallowed up and sold for $23,000 to the American Watch Co. Remaining unfinished movements were later engraved American Watch Co. in Waltham and which became the company's premier grade of movement and the finest watches made in America, now as part of the famous Nashua department at Waltham.
    9. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you windwalker for the appreciation and the interesting info on Nashua Watch Co. I will need to do some further research into this! Cheers!
    10. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks TommyCIA for visiting and loving the post, very much appreciated!
    11. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ashlee! :-)
    12. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Michael! :-)
    13. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks vintagefran for the appreciation!
    14. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you snoopy :-)
    15. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Bigsarge!

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