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Sangamo

#1 Post by GJH » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:46 pm

Here is a little one I was lucky to find.

This is a 15 year service pin from The Sangamo Electric Company of Springfield, Il.
I love anything Illinois Watch Company related and a little bit of the story of Sangamo and Illinois
Watch Co. is found here. There is also a little Hamilton twist as well.
Fred will go into much more detail in his book.

http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/553

The pin is blue enamel and solid 10K gold.
The Illinois Watch Company also gave service pins to long serving employees
and those are very hard to find.

"The Sangamo Fifteen Year Club was organized in December 1927 for Sangamo employees with fifteen or more years with the company.
Annual events included a December dinner and a summer picnic."

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Re: Sangamo

#2 Post by randy van » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 am

That pin is really cool. Strange that I remember this, but the fuse box in my boyhood home in Michigan was a Sangamo.

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Re: Sangamo

#3 Post by GJH » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 am

randy van wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 am
That pin is really cool. Strange that I remember this, but the fuse box in my boyhood home in Michigan was a Sangamo.
The Factory... look familiar?

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They made Sangamo meters for decades.

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Re: Sangamo

#4 Post by randy van » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:19 am

That's it, the meter. I guess it was not the fuse box, but the meter next to it.

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Re: Sangamo

#5 Post by FJF » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:01 pm

Hi All,

Sangamo also made and was well known for its capacitors. In fact, I show one in the new book set along with the history of Sangamo .

That 15 year service award pin must be fairly rare,as it is the first one I have seen for Sangamo.

“Fantastic Find” Greg !!

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Re: Sangamo

#6 Post by GJH » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:10 am

FJF wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Hi All,
Sangamo also made and was well known for its capacitors. In fact, I show one in the new book set along with the history of Sangamo .
That 15 year service award pin must be fairly rare,as it is the first one I have seen for Sangamo.
“Fantastic Find” Greg !!
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Thanks Fred,
I knew this one had to be special, as I have never seen one before either.
Interesting that the Illinois Watch Company came out with a hard to come by
watch called the Sangamon. It is the only Steel watch they made and it is one
of my all time favorites. The dial is very difficult to find, but every once in awhile
you see one of these for sale.

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Re: Sangamo

#7 Post by FJF » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:50 am

Hi All,

In my new book set, I explain why it is so very difficult to find dials for the Illinois Sangamon model wristwatch.

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Re: Sangamo

#8 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Ooh, you love those little teasers, don't you Fred! :)

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Re: Sangamo

#9 Post by FJF » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Indeed Andy!!

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Re: Sangamo

#10 Post by mrtoad » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Sangamo also made and was well known for its capacitors. In fact, I show one in the new book set
Super cool, Fred! ;)

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