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Pocket Watches247 of 1679Clark Equipment Co. Double-Sided Watch FobDiscovery of Silver 1859 Virginia City, Nevada
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    Posted 4 years ago

    billretire…
    (531 items)

    These are two different Benevolent Societies watch fob and a watch fob/key tag
    The first is a bronze watch fob from the I.B.P.O.E.W.
    Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World
    This was established in 1897 and was the first Elks Society for Black Americans
    Its 1 3/4"top to bottom, and 1 1/2" across, and 1/8"thick, I don't know the age of this fob.

    The second is a silver watch fob/key tag from the I.O.O.F. for Charles W. Polk Watsonville Cal. 1898
    This is from the International Order of Odd Fellows, and given to Chas. Polk in 1898 who was a Druggist in Watsonville Calif. at the time.
    It's 1" top to bottom, and 1 3/16"across, and 1/16"thick, on the left side a 1/8" hole with 2 small key rings in it.

    Here's some information that I got on them, and I'll post it on comments also :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improved_Benevolent_and_Protective_Order_of_Elks_of_the_World

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-medicine-measuring-glass-1888343874

    http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=cbb11854-a0df-465b-8897-bc2fbe223218

    Thanks for looking, all comments and questions welcome, and this other info will be added in comments! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Here's the links to the information :

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improved_Benevolent_and_Protective_Order_of_Elks_of_the_World

      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-medicine-measuring-glass-1888343874

      http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=cbb11854-a0df-465b-8897-bc2fbe223218

      Thanks! :^)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Lovely antique watch fobs Bill, & very interesting background info
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Jenni thanks so much! :^D I was surprised on both, I thought the Elks was the regular Elks, but it's the Improved Elks! The info on Charles W. Polk was very interesting too, but he was only 31years when died in 1902, I wonder what from?

      Thank you for looking, and loving what you saw, ttomtucker, Jenni, and Dave(I posted thinking of you!) always appreciated! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Hey fortapache, thanks for the love! :^)
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Nice to see you again Kevin, and Roy! Thanks for the love too! :^)
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      These are wonderful Bill! :-)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Judy, I never expected them to have such interesting though! :^D

      Thank you for the love, Judy, and JImam! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you again, aura, and Kevin, for looking, and loving what you saw! Always appreciated! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much for the love KKK! :^)

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