Fahys Watch Case Company Brooklyn Bridge NYC advertisement card Ephemera

A wonderful image of the Brooklyn Bridge with the moon represented by a Fahys watch case. There are boats and ships in the harbor. FAHYS COIN No. 1. New York and Brooklyn Bridge with facts about the bridge like its length, cost, when constructed etc. "The purpose of a watch case is not only for ornament, but to protect the works." FAHYS' COIN No. 1. Trademark. For Sale by J.. M. Warden Watchmaker and Jeweler Bradford VT Some foxing. Measures approximately 3 by 5 inches. From wikipedia: Joseph Fahys & Co. (alternate: Fahys Watch Case Company) was a watch case manufacturer, located in the Fahys Building, on 54 Maiden Lane, New York City, US. In the early 20th century, it was the largest manufacturer of watch cases and one the the largest manufacturers of silverware in the United States. The company was established in 1857 by Joseph Fahys, who emigrated from France as a young man. Fahys incorporated in 1881 when he took into partnership his son-in-law, Henry Francis Cook, at which time he incorporated his watch plant under the style of the Fahys Watch Case Co. and moved it from Carlstadt, New Jersey to Sag Harbor, Long Island, the firm in New York remaining Joseph Fahys & Co. The corporation absorbed the Brooklyn Watch Case Company, of Brooklyn, and the Alvln Manufacturing Company, of New Jersey. Fahys owned three-fifths of the stock of the Montauk Steamboat Company, which was purchased by the Long Island Railroad Company. Joseph Fahys & Co., which consisted of Fahys and Cook in its early years, was augmented by George Ernest Fahys (son of Joseph) in 1886 and remained the selling agents of the three concerns, the Fahys Watch Case Co., the Brooklyn Watch Case Co. and the Alvin Manufacturing Co. Bradford is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. [20363]

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