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Elgin Employees Visit Fair

From Horology magazine, July, 1939

Elgin Employees Visit Fair

To reward its employees for long and faithful service, the Elgin National Watch Company recently again extended to its workers a vacation service bonus in connection with which they were offered a trip to see the beauties of the East and particularly of the New York World's Fair.

More than 300 employees took advantage of the planned tour offer which gave them a six-day trip to New York City for a nominal price. Sponsored by the employees' advisory council of the company, the trip included numerous educational features, prominent among them being a visit to the Elgin building at the New York Fair. With its completely equipped observatory, this exhibit shows how time, correct to the hundredth part of a second, is taken right from the stars.

The gay party of Elgin vacationers left Chicago June 25 to return June 30.  On their trip they traveled by train to Albany, New York, then by boat down the Hudson River. There they saw such picturesque spots as Break Neck, Storm King, Old Crow's Nest and Anthony's Nose. Also, West Point Military Academy, Sing Sing, and the Palisades. Besides providing two full days at the New York Fair, the trip included grand tours of New York City and vicinity.

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