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Date/Report Number …..021912.FN61Y0.04 Item:   1926 ILLINOIS MICRO-REGULATED SPRINGFIELD WITH CELLULOID WATCH PROTECTOR & POUCH & REPUBLICAN PARTY FOUNDING FOB
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1926 ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD WITH MICRO-REGULATED 17 JEWEL ADJUSTED DOUBLE ROLLER MADE IN AMERICA MOVEMENT & 10K WHITE GOLD FILLED SCREW DOWN CASE ORIGINAL ILLINOIS COTTON WATCH POUCH AND HINGED CELLULOID POCKET WATCH PROTECTOR AND LARGE BRONZE WATCH FOB CELEBRATING JACKSON MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL 1829 - 1929 AND THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY JULY 6 1853 . CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $649.00


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VINTAGE
1926
ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD
WITH
MICRO-REGULATED
17 JEWEL
ADJUSTED
DOUBLE ROLLER
MADE IN AMERICA
MOVEMENT
&
10K WHITE GOLD FILLED
SCREW DOWN
CASE

43 MM

AND

ORIGINAL
ILLINOIS COTTON
WATCH POUCH

AND

HINGED CELLULOID
POCKET WATCH PROTECTOR

AND

LARGE BRONZE
WATCH FOB
CELEBRATING
JACKSON MICHIGAN
CENTENNIAL
1829 - 1929
AND
THE BIRTH PLACE
OF THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY
JULY 6 1853

The first official meeting of the group that actually called itself
"Republican" was held in Jackson under the Oaks on July 6, 1854.

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TheThe Illinois Watch Company was founded on December 23, 1870, in Springfield, Illinois by John C. Adams, John Whitfield Bunn (1831–1920) and various additional financiers. Twenty years later, Jacob Bunn, Jr. (1864–1926) took over and ran the company until his death in 1926. The Bunn family surname was used in their most famous railroad watch, the Illinois "Bunn Special".
he history of the Illinois Watch Company contains three distinct institutional chapters. First: The Springfield Watch Company. The corporation was established as the Springfield Watch Company by John C. Adams of Massachusetts, and John Todd Stuart, William B. Miller, Dr. George Pasfield, John Whitfield Bunn, John Williams, and George N. Black, all of Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. John Todd Stuart served as the first President of the new corporation, which had been capitalized initially at $100,000.00. William B. Miller served as the first Secretary. The other named men constituted the original Board of Directors of the Springfield Watch Company. In 1873, the corporation established a corporate office in New York City. By the end of the year 1872, the corporation had sold approximately 10,000 watch movements.

Second: The Illinois Springfield Watch Company. The Springfield Watch Company encountered severe financial difficulty during its institutional infancy. Consequently, the corporation had to undergo reorganization in 1877. In July, 1877, the corporation changed its name to the "Illinois Springfield Watch Company." Erastus Newton Bates, the second President of the corporation, assumed the chief executive leadership of the newly reorganized concern until July, 1878. The corporation again faced severe financial crisis, and had to be reorganized.

Third: The Illinois Watch Company. The Illinois Springfield Watch Company was reorganized in the autumn and winter of 1878, and was renamed the "Illinois Watch Company" (the final name of the corporation). Chief executive leadership of the corporation was assumed by Jacob Bunn, Sr. (1814–1897), an Illinois industrialist, railroad financier, railroad reorganizer, wholesale grocer, commission merchant, newspaper publisher, land developer, coal operator, political advisor and financier, banker, and rope manufacturer. Jacob Bunn was the older brother of John Whitfield Bunn, and both men were among the closest friends and political allies of Illinois lawyer and statesman Abraham Lincoln, whose political career was largely financed and managed by the Bunn brothers. Jacob Bunn, Sr., oversaw the steady growth of the new corporation, and under his administration the corporate employment grew from 260 in the year 1879 to 400 in the year 1880. Jacob Bunn led corporate sales along a certain and definite trajectory of growth in both volume of manufacture and corporate revenue. In 1879, the corporation manufactured 33,285 watch movements. In 1880, the corporation manufactured 47,065 watch movements. By 1890 the concern had established corporate offices in Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco. The corporation helped pioneer the logistical technology that served the enforcement of standard time for railroads throughout the world. At its apex of profitability, the Illinois Watch Company employed approximately 1,200 people.

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WITH PROTECTOR FOB AND POUCH



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On July 3, 1829, Horace Blackman, accompanied by Alexander Laverty, a land surveyor, and an Indian guide forded the Grand River and made camp for the night at what is now Trail and N. Jackson Street. They arrived in Jackson on a well-traveled Indian trail leading west from Ann Arbor. Blackman hired Laverty and Pewytum to guide him west.

Blackman returned to Ann Arbor and then Monroe and registered his claim for 160 acres (65 ha) at two dollars an acre. Blackman returned to Jackson in August 1829, with his brother Russell. Together they cleared land and built a cabin, built on the corner of what would become Ingham and Trail streets. The town was first called Jacksonopolis. Later, it was renamed Jacksonburgh. Finally, in 1838 the town's name was changed to simply Jackson.

 

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Birthplace of the Republican Party – "Under the Oaks"

Jackson is the disputed birthplace of the Republican Party. Undisputed is the fact that the first official meeting of the group that actually called itself "Republican" was held in Jackson under the Oaks on July 6, 1854. Meetings held in Ripon, Wisconsin, Exeter,  New Hampshire, and Crawfordsville, Iowa,  bill themselves as the "Birthplace of the Republican Party."

A Michigan Historical Marker at what is now the northwest corner of Second and Franklin streets in Jackson commemorates an anti-slavery convention of men on July 6, 1854. Meeting outside to avoid a hot, over-crowded hall, the group ultimately selected a slate of candidates for state elections. The marker identifies this as the birth of the Republican Party. The site, an oak grove on "Morgan's Forty", then on the outskirts of town, became known as "Under the Oaks"

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1926
ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD
DOUBLE ROLLER
ADJUSTED
17 JEWEL
10K
WHITE GOLD FILLED
SCREW DOWN CASE

 

THIS ONE OWNER
ILLINOIS
HAS AN ORIGINAL
GLASS CRYSTAL
AND  CASE

CASE BACK HAS DETAILED EDGE
CASE BEZEL HAS DETAILED EDGE
CASE HAS DETAILED EDGE


BALE AND CROWN
CARE ORIGINAL WHITE GOLD FILLED


DETAILING IS NOT WORN
 



DETAILING IS AWESOME

FINISH IS STUNNING

 

FOR A

 

1926

POCKET WATCH

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CELLULOID
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR

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HINGED
CELLULOID
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR

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HERE THE WATCH IS IN THE CASE
YOU CAN STORE THE WATCH
IN THE CASE
OR

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WEAR THE WATCH
IN THE PROTECTOR


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THE ORIGINAL
COTTON WATCH POUCH

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SIGNED
ILLINOIS
WATCH CASE CO




CASE SIGNED
10K
DUEBAR
GOLD FILLED
11590693

STUNNING MOVEMENT FINISH
SERIAL
4845497

SIGNED
ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD
WATCH CO.

ADJUSTED
&
DOUBLE ROLLER

SIGNED
ADJUSTED
17 JEWELS
WITH
MICRO REGULATOR


RUNNING LIKE NEW
SETS AND WINDS PERFECTLY

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES

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