But the name didn’t take; New Yorkers still call it by its proper numbered name. Central Park An acre expanse of green in the middle of Manhattan, its 25 million annual visitors make it the most visited public park in the world. Responding to calls from civic leaders like William Cullen Bryant , the city acquired the land in and held a design contest in , choosing the Greensward Plan of Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux rhymes with “Walks”. After the moving of 3 million tons of earth and the planting of , trees and shrubs, the park–almost entirely landscaped, despite its naturalistic appearance–opened to visitors in though not officially completed until Bolivar Plaza This entrance was dubbed the Artists’ Gate by the Central Park commissioners in , but like most of the other entrances wasn’t marked until The plaza here–which is the top of the Avenue of the Americas–features statues of Latin American liberators. Jose Marti , a journalist and poet he wrote the words to “Guantanamera” , was killed fighting for Cuban independence in ; he had spent the previous three years in exile in New York. He’s a hero to both pro- and anti-Castro Cubans; this statue was given to the city by the Castro government in , after having been donated for that purpose by the sculptor, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington. It depicts Marti being fatally wounded.
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Perhaps you are considering purchasing one? In many cases people have been left these old antique watches by their parents or grand parents. If so, then you will enjoy reading about these fantastic pieces of American history. The really good news is that Elgin has now ceased trading as a company. That means none of these watches will ever be made again.
When I first came to New York in , my uncle gave me two pieces of good advice: Don’t play Three-Card Monte and don’t call it Avenue of the Americas.. 6th Avenue was given that sobriquet in by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, in honor of the newly formed Organization of American States (and to shake the bad connotation Sixth Avenue, then known as a failed shopping district, had acquired).
I am assuming the main reason for this is there are quite a lot of fake or imitation watches on the market place. Certain individuals then try to sell these off as being the genuine article. The simplest way to identify an Elgin watch is first to understand that the Elgin production dates were between and so anything that is dated outside this range would not have been made or produced by Elgin.
For the purposes of easy identification my advice is to ignore the serial number that you will find on the case. Cases have been changed over the years and at the beginning many people bought the movement and then had a case made to fit it. The only time I ever look at a case is that once I have worked out the year the Elgin watch was made, then I try to see if the case it is in, has dates and age of a similar nature.
The simplest way to identify an Elgin pocket watch is by the serial number on the movement. If you click on the link I have just highlighted called serial number, that will take you to a serial number database for Elgin watches.
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This was from a paper handed to me by a colleague who discovered it by chance several years ago. No author I’m afraid, but it is a fascinating read. In the attention of a number of public spirited citizens and capitalists of Springfield was called to the great advantage which would result to the city from the establishment and conduct of manufacturing industries. Even in those days men who were what we now term promoters were keenly active in various lines, and one of the pioneers in this profession was Mr.
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Light pitting R Wrench mounted on the tool box that has the N’s. STAR – – 6. Light pitting, crack in letter “T” R Light pitting, painted R Large, rare cutout with striking graphics. Seldom offered for sale. One of the most desirable, largest, and most impressive looking of all the cutout wrenches. Excellent condition R Screwdriver blade shortened R Same shape wrench as Blount R TR.
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For as much as Albertans tend to deny it, the fact is that their province does see some precipitation, although, truthfully, down here in the southern reaches, not an excessive amount. Not a hundred metres on, the No. Above the Lakes to the north, seemingly squat at feet, Crowsnest Ridge rises protectively. Invisible in the trees, an old path winds away to the south-west, passing the base of the highest mountain in the region, Ptolemy, into whose 9, foot-high crags an RCAF Dakota slammed on January 23rd, , killing all seven aboard.
The scenery is awesome in the truest sense of the word. Lower slopes carpeted in sweet-smelling pine and spruce, the upper slopes of barren rock sheltering drifts of snow in shady defiles even at the height of summer. In Alberta, writes Chester B. Running Rails into the Pass Since the head of the Government Railway Exploration Survey, Sanford Fleming, pronounced it so in , engineers had appreciated that the Crowsnest Pass was the ideal railway corridor through the Canadian Rockies.
Low in elevation, fairly open, with gentle grades, the Pass begged a railroad. However, mutterings of U. It was not until the rich Kootenay district of B. The news surprised no-one. In , alarmed that the rich ores of B. Cattlemen on the Prairies, mountain resource owners and lumbermen rejoiced; finally, after years of badgering their elected representatives, they would get reliable, speedy access to Eastern markets.
A History: ’s Word of the Year
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan.
But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in
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Don’t worry — your e-mail address is totally secure. I promise to use it only to send you Clock Collecting Tips. There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. Over many years, I have learned a lot. I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US.
The question I get most from the comment form on this web site is: Some people will see a clock at an antique store that would look good in a certain room of their house, and end up with it that way. However you might end up with your special clock, you probably would like to identify, date and generally learn more about it. This clock forum page may be able to help. You can post your clock here for other visitors to see. If these visitors have knowledge of your clock, they can post comments about it here.
Also, if I know anything about your clock, I will also post a comment for you.
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For questions about pocket watches, contact: Although time keeping mechanisms have been around for thousands of years, the first mobile clocks did not appear until the s. Until that time, a clock’s mechanism was so large, heavy and ponderous, few people considered the possibility of a portable clock. Most clocks were huge and resided in churches or cathedrals. Counterbalances and weights to power clocks were usually made of stone blocks or metal. In the s, Henry De Vick invented a clock for the royal palace in Paris with a pound.
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These watches were made over a full year period and in that time, many different types were made. They were made from different materials, with different movements, by different makers and many then had custom made cases. Right at the beginning only the movements were made by the company. Rich owners would than have taken these to a jeweller to have a case designed for their own preference. The more elaborate the case, the bigger sign of wealth by the owner.
Trying to get an accurate value is quite difficult simply because of all the factors above. When you add into that, the condition of the watch, if it is working or not, and things like is there any way of authenticated the piece, then you can see just how difficult this can be. The only way to be absolutely certain is to take it to an approved evaluator. Once they have the watch in their hands they will be able to give you a really good indication of value.
Here is a good article on how to evaluate a watch generally. Two Types of Watch Values Just remember that there are two distinctive value types when you are assessing your antique watch. The sale value is simply what the market is willing to pay for it. This market will typically be watch collectors, antique shop owners and various bidders both off line and online.