Posted 7 months ago
About 3 years ago, I made a post on a National Watch Co. (later became the Elgin Watch Co.), pocket watch that I have and consider it of some historical significance.
The watch case dust cover was inscribed as a presentation to: Geo. D. Barnard (who owned a very successful stationary business in St. Louis, Mo.), From His Friends With Culver, Page & Hoyne November 22, 1867.
Culver, Page & Hoyne's was a successful printing & lithographing company in Chicago, Ill.
The watch that was presented to George D. Barnard was a H.Z. Culver grade movement, manufactured by the National Watch Co. formed in August 1864. National's first movement grade manufactured was the B.W. Raymond in April 1867. The second movement grade manufactured was the H.Z. Culver in July 1867.
Howard Zoroaster Culver is the Culver, in Culver, Page & Hoyne, and he also was one of the 8 founders and investors of the National Watch Co. of Chicago, Ill. in August 27, 1864.
The reason for this post is because I recently acquired a booklet that was published by Culver, Page & Hoyne & Co. Chicago, on February 1882. The book, which is 63 pages, in 5 folded sections, originally bound together by string (which most have deteriorated), is a Memorial of The Lives and Services of James Pitts and His Sons, John, Samuel and Lendall, During The American Revolution 1760 - 1780.
I tried to take a photo of the watch inscription and the part of the title page showing the publishers, Culver, Page & Hoyne. My amateur photographing skills could not get all the glare off the watch dust cover inscription.
To see more about this watch, see my post from 3 years ago at:
Thanks for letting me share a little early American history with you,