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Title Commemorative watch fob & chain: Interstate Head Pin Tournament, Hudson Alleys, Hoboken, Championship. N.d., ca.1890-1910.
Object Name Fob, Watch
Catalog Number 2011.046.0001
Collection Hoboken Parades & Events Collection
Credit Gift of Arnold & Dora Stern, Hoboken Antiques.
Description Commemorative watch fob with chain: Interstate Head Pin Tournament, Hudson Alleys, Hoboken, N.J. Championship. No date, circa 1890-1910. Cast metal fob with high relief, silver plated, 1" wide x 1-3/8" high; 11-1/4 long chain - 1/16" square x with links in two lengths: 4 links 3/4" long with blue chain motif on all faces; 10 undecorated silver links, 11/16" long.

Bowling tournaments between clubs in different states were common in the period. "Head pin" was for ten pin games as opposed to the nine-pin game.
Maker's mark on back: D&G Plated, Dieges & Clust.

Commemorative shield shaped medal featuring two bowling pins and ball between; eagle at top; lettered.

Date 1890-1910
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1910
Search Terms Hudson Alleys
Caption fob medal, front
Imagefile 105\20110460001-2.TIF
Classification Sports
Social & Personal Activity
Business & Commerce