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An Old And Dated Watch Fob In The Woods

 
 
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We had a beautiful 50 degree day on Sunday and I made one more trip to the park along Lake Michigan in the afternoon. Whereas I had the park all to myself on my cold morning hunt on Friday, it was teeming with people yesterday.

I hunted wooded areas off the beaten track. I didn't find much this time, just four modern coins. However, I did dig up this old watch fob.

It's from Bucyrus International, a company in Milwaukee that has made huge earth moving equipment for well over a century.

The fob was a gift for those who attended the 17th annual company picnic on August 6, 1921 at Waukesha Beach. This was a beachfront amusement park and picnic area on Lake Pewaukee, about twenty-five miles west of Milwaukee. I used to live near there. The beach is now long gone, but was a popular spot for picnics, swimming and gatherings for decades.

The fob is BIG! It weighs nearly 25 grams and measures 38 43 mm. There are remnants of a silver gild to it, now mostly worn away.

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 Posted 03/19/2018  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some photos and information on Waukesha Beach, for anyone interested.


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 Posted 03/19/2018  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, jbuck. I appreciate the comment.
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WOW!

I can only imagine what noise this metal made in your ears!?!!
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 Posted 03/19/2018  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It may have some significant value.
It may well pay to do a Google Images search on this one, and visit probable attached sites.
Find information would add value, by having a verifiable provenance. That happens with ancient coins.

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Exceptional find. Congratulations.
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 Posted 03/19/2018  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a photo of what it would have looked like back n 1921.
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 Posted 03/20/2018  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here's a photo of what it would have looked like back n 1921.
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