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Keystone Watch Case Company, (1903-1930) Known as the E . Howard Watch Company and commonly referred to as Keystone Howards of an uptodate style were now made in the old United States Watch Co., Waltham factory building prchased as well as just the watchmaking portion of the "old" Howard company.

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Unread 05-15-2003, 04:56 AM
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Default Movement tin for 325522

Enigmatic markings... what could they mean?



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hey greg,
i see this movement number in the database, do you
have the movement that goes in it ? boy, would'nt that be neat to have the movement tin to go with the movement. i've seen alot of other brands of movement tins,but never a lancaster or keystone,
where did you come up with that ?????

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Someone provided me with that image after I started collecting Lancaster data. The did not have the movement. I recorded the information in my database based solely on the information on the tin. So far it is the only Keystone tine I have seen too.

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these original containers are cardboard, not metal!

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hi jon,
thats really interesting. do you know why they used cardboard instead of metal like everyone else ? that explains why you don't see these around at all. i have some elgin tins, i think they are a neat supplement to a collection. it's a wonder any of these movement holders survived at all. they had no use for them after the movement was sold.

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Wayne and others,

SORRY I JUST NOTICED THIS RESPONSE.

I HAVE BEEN SELLING NICE ILL duplicate TINS WITH CARDBOARD INSERTS. I ALSO HAVE SOME MANISTEE cardboard ONES, AS WELL AS NYS STANDARD, TAVANNES, AND OTHERS. SOME OF THESE WERE INSIDE THE METAL TINS, WHILE OTHR S WERE NOT.

I WILL HAVE TO EXAMINE SOME OF MY COLLECTION STORED AWAY AND LIST OTHERS FOR THE MEMBERS.

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