Lot 211 of 541:
Watch repair ledgers 1923-35  

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Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Two ledger books recording the repair and some sales of watches for hundreds of customers

Author:

Place:
[Los Angeles area]

Publisher:

Date:
1923-4 & 1932-5

Description:

Each approx. 16x21 cm (6¼x8"), rebound in half leather and cloth with original cover cloth laid on.

The ledgers are "Simplex Watch Repairer's Record" from Jewelry Publishing Company of Kansas City, Mo., specially designed for watch repair records, with columns for the owner's name, the date they left the watch, the make of movement, size, case, what to repair, etc., and of course the charge. Included in the present ledgers are Elgin, Bulova, Walt, Hamilton, and more. A number of the entries have the customers address, all in Los Angeles or Long Beach. A fascinating record from a era when a man's (or woman's) watch was a necessary item of fashion and prestige.


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Condition:
Very good condition.


 
Item number:
274282
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