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Title Pocket watch movement; face marked G.Meiners & Son, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1900-1915.
Object Name Watch, Pocket
Catalog Number 2013.005.0029
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Description Pocket watch movement; face marked G.Meiners & Son, Hoboken, N.J. (Case not present). No date, circa 1900-1915. Size is 16 (or 16s Common); diameter: 1-21/30" or 43.18 millimeters.

An example of a product or service by a Hoboken business. A private label movement, original maker not indicated. Marked on reverse with G. Meiners & Sons, Hoboken, N.J.; 17 Jewels; (serial number) 15158983.

Italic arabic numerals. Side stem wound movement. Face damaged and repairs evident. Condition of workings not established and considered as non-working.

Gustave C.H. Meiners had an establishment in Hoboken as G. Meiners from at least 1875 (ad in Eccentric, March, 1875 - see notes.) The successor company, G. Meiners & Sons was established in the middle of 1899 (see notes) when his son, Gustave M., became part of the business.

The shop was 306 Washington St., Hoboken.
Home address was 1029 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.

Gustave has been seen recorded at various places as Gustav and Gustavo.
Date 1900-1915
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1915
People Meiners, Gustave C.H.
Meiners, Gustave M.
Search Terms G. Meiners & Son
306 Washington St.
Caption face, enlarged
Imagefile 188\20130050029-2.TIF
Notes The Jeweler's Circular, September 13, 1899, page 45:

Gustave Meiners, Hoboken, N.J., has been succeeded by Gustave Meiners & Son.

PDF attached of: Eccentric, 1874+. Published by the Junior Class, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken. Advertisement for Meiners on page 74. (Ad for G. Meiners is in Revolution 2 (issue 2), page 74, image 155 )

Gary Saretsky checklist, New Jersey Photographers: G. Meiners, photographic supplies, 306 Washington St., Hoboken,1899.

Classification Jewelry
Business & Commerce