Scientific American.-No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880 Volume XLIII

Scientific American.-No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880 Volume XLIII

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Excerpt: ... Adaptation to public wants. Economy. Cost. Finish and elegance of cases. Timekeeping qualities. Totals. American Watch Company, Waltham 98 95 95 93 100 100 100 100 100 100 981 Victor Kuilberg 1 0 0 73 80 89 53 57 65 73 96 586 Nicole & Nielsen 28 22 47 58 70 60 48 38 76 80 527 Thos. Russell & Sons 8 0 25 30 36 34 22 267 42 44 267 Castleberg & Company 0 0 29 30 36 41 25 32 42 53 288 S. Backschmid 0 0 11 11 7 15 12 10 10 0 76 A Lange & Sons 45 33 68 83 86 73 59 79 71 89 686 Louis Audemars 98 24 73 85 80 54 44 58 76 79 671 G. Tribandeau 0 0 10 19 15 15 18 19 20 0 116 International Watch Company 0 0 32 31 37 49 41 63 34 0 287 FACSIMILE DIAGRAM SHOWING THE CHANGE IN RATE OF WATCHES TESTED AT THE OBSERVATORY, SYDNEY, FEBRUARY 17 TO 26, 1880. SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. Continued from page 8. NICOLE & NIELSEN. This exhibit, made specially for the Exhibition, comprised a full line of plain levers, split seconds, chronographs, calendars, repeaters, etc., and was a representative display of their peculiar style of manufacture in all its details. The cost of these watches, compared with others of similar construction and finish, was excessive; and while they show good timekeeping qualities, they do not equal that of other exhibits. As representing their own methods of construction they are of the first order of merit, and are adjudged a first-class award. THOS. RUSSELL & SONS exhibit a full line of their manufacture, which, upon comparison with other exhibits of the same general character and construction, places them in the third order of merit, and they are adjudged a third-class award. S. BACKSCHMID exhibits a class of cheap watches of very inferior workmanship and finish, of the last order of merit, and adjudged a fourth-class award. N. CASTLEBERG & CO. exhibit a meritorious line of watches in many respects, of good finish, and not excessively high priced for their performances; of the second order of merit, and adjudged a...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236723198
  • 9781236723192