Earliest Ad I've seen for the Rite-Angle

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Posted April 2, 2012 - 12:10am

is that an engraved 'MINUTE MAN' ?......and, there's the 'CALHOUN'!


Posted April 2, 2012 - 11:20am

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You know I did think we had an example of the Calhoun... glad we found it!

Posted April 2, 2012 - 8:56pm

That Minute Man looks allot like a "Palm Beach"...is it rectangular or tonneau??

Posted April 3, 2012 - 12:52am

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Nice find Jerin. My right angle is dated 1938 but the bezel is engraved which is not shown in the ad. I'll post pics when it's back together as I just got the dial back from IDC. Another project that needs to be finished.

Posted April 3, 2012 - 2:10am

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Yeah we had that one other ad from 1938 that showed the Banker and Knight.  I always thought that one might have been mistaken showing that Banker so early but this confirms it.

I think the engraved and the like probably came out at the same time.... who knows.  Without the records we're all just speculating.

Probably Frank Lloyd Rites..... Rite-Angle!!!  Hahah... no Mark.... no.