|This Catalog presents the watches and other artifacts that are to be exhibited at the
2006 Ward Francillon Time Symposium.
The symposium will begin with the annual James Arthur Lecture
on Thursday evening, October 26, 2006 and end Saturday evening, October 28,
2006 with the Gala Banquet. These exhibits are designed to complement the
presentations and enrich the overall experience of the symposium.
The items in the special Webb C. Ball Exhibit will be shown Friday afternoon
during a special visit to City Bank in Kent Ohio where the items will be
displayed in vintage jewelers display cases as they might have been seen when
first offered for sale. The Webb C. Ball exhibit will feature items from the
Brotherhood period and the Railroad Standard Watch as well as never before seen
items from the Ball estate including Webb C. Ball's private collection of
The items in the on-site display will include representative examples from
all the major watch companies illustrating the growth of the industry from 1880.
Waltham and Elgin lead the parade followed by the Illinois Watch Company and all
its companion Midwest watch companies with the final stanzas played by the
Hamilton Watch Co., the last survivor of the American Industry.