Day #2025

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Day #2025Title: Time’s Running Out
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from RHS, through Stofen diffuser @ 1/64
Notes: Another late night picture. I was short of inspiration and felt the clock ticking. Then remembered this pocket watch which we found in a box of jeweller’s tools owned by my Grandfather. I hadn’t really looked at it closely before, but noticed today that the dial says Montgomery Bros., Los Angeles, Cal. I wondered what an engineering draughtsman from Leicester (who had never visited the States) was doing with one of those! But he did work at Gents’, the famous clock makers in the City, for many years. A bit of Googling also unearthed an interesting article and photo of the Montgomery Bros. shop run by James Andrew Montgomery from around 1888. I also found information on the origins of the Montgomery watch dial as patented for use on US railroads by Henry S Montgomery. Whether the two were related, I wasn’t able to establish, but I would be intrigued to find out more.
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