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Posted 6 years ago

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Formed in 1856 Western Union Telegraph Co was by far the largest Telegraph Co in the USA. There rival was Postal Telegraph who came on the seen in the 1880's. both company competed for the business trade until 1943 when the two companies merged.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    ttomtucker, in response to your wristwatch, I was wondering if it might have "Tommy Ticker" printed on the dial. If so, those were a popular watch back in the 1920's , 30's and 40's. I have a pocket watch posted with that Logo.
  2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    kerry10456, I rechecked the watch and it's printed Tommy Tucker. there were several "Tucker" items out there besides the Tucker car, there was Tommy Tucker Soda, Tom Tucker Southern Style Soda, Tommy Tucker Nursery Rhyme.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    I would love to see it, wondering who mightwho have made it. If it has to do with the 1940's singer or maybe predates it. might be a private label for Tom Tucker autos also.
  4. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Very cool piece Tom, I had one of these in pieces last year and sold it for good money on ebay. Hard to find them in this great condition!

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