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The rust cleaned up well in this case.
This movement is Elgin's grade 354, 0 size, 15 jewels, made about 1910.
'Needle In Haystack' Watch Recovered
Discouraged, but alert of mind, he picked a shipping point at random. It happened to be Somerville, Mass. He sent a wire to the plant purchasing the sawdust. Charles R. Ryan, inspector at the Somerville firm, went through literally tons of the sawdust without success. Then he picked one of the remaining bags haphazardly and dumped it on the floor.
There was the watch - none the worse for its sawdust bath and Immersion!
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