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Elgin Watch Exhibit Big Feature of 1939 New York World's Fair

From The American Horologist magazine, March 1938

Elgin Watch Exhibit Big Feature of 1939 New York World's Fair

President T. Albert Potter and Professor Frank D. Urie of the Elgin Watch Company, inspect model of the modernistic structure which will house the watch company's exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1939. The history of time from the dawn of civilization to the present era will be presented in the exhibit.


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