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    Posted 6 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    A Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933, to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. It was held on a 427 acre portion of Burnham Park. The fair was so successful that it was re-opened from May 26 to October 31, 1934.

    Shown here is my Century Of Progress pocket watch collection.

    The box: is a mailing box from the exposition.
    The bottom of the box has:
    FROM: (and 3-lines),
    TO: (and 3-lines}
    and a place for a stamp which says, 3c postage anywhere in U.S.A.
    4c Canada or Mexico
    Other Points Inquire Post Office

    The pocket Watch: Manufactured by Ingersoll.
    The dial reads:
    INGERSOLL
    PROGRESS
    1833 1933
    The back cover:
    CENTURY OF PROGRESS
    1833 1933
    CHICAGO

    The leather strap fob:
    Front:
    1833 1933
    SOUVENIR
    A CENTURY
    OF PROGRESS
    CHICAGO
    Back is makers name:
    GREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO

    The belt chain fob:
    Front:
    1933
    A CENTURY
    OF PROGRESS
    CHICAGO
    Back:
    FRENCH SILVER
    PLATE
    (in rectangle inset)

    Thanks for looking,
    Dave

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    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel for the appreciation.
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    3. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      As usual, very nice Dave!
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
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    5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      I love everything about this watch... Thanks for sharing.
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    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      I believe I have seen Century Of Progress souvenir spoons with the Greenduck Co. makers mark.
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    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      All of theses pieces I acquired separately. The box and the belt chain watch fob were my latest finds. The box with it's bright colors, was the right size & worked great for my little collection, so I put this all together.
      If you want to see the original purpose for this box look at this link:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-your-grandpa-got-his-lols/
      I didn't know what the box was for when I bought it, but knew what I was going to do with it.
      I would like to get another one with the original contents, a great novelty piece.
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      Top Shelf watch.....love it
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      Thanks Kerry for the comment & appreciation.
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