Vintage 1900 Ham Lanterns Figural Watch Fob by Bastian Bros. on Strap
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Vintage 1900 Ham Lanterns Figural Watch Fob by Bastian Bros. on Strap

Code: wcf00001

$120.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1900 figural watch fob of a Ham Lantern, made by C (Charles) T (Trafton) Ham Manufacturing of Rochester, New York. Ham, originally from North Berwick, Maine, worked on the railroad before going into business with others and eventually for himself in 1885. The reverse of the fob reads THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY PERFECT COLD BLAST LANTERN ALL OTHERS ARE IMITATIONS. C.T. HAM MFG. CO. ROCHESTER N.Y. The fob advertises "Ham's No. 2 Cold Blast" lantern and is by Bastian Brothers, also of Rochester, New York. It hangs from a leather strap.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900.

SIZE: Approximately 5-3/4" in length (including strap) and 1-1/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel-plated brass with formerly painted areas, leather.

ATTACHMENT: Strap with buckle, loop.

MARKINGS: BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER N.Y.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a watch fob collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MBJX12 LABJX6/12

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The fob shows some areas of moderate wear and missing paint; strap is still supple.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.