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Star Watch Case Company, The Baumgartner Collection, 1904-1931

Brian T Pittman Friedrich A Baumgartner Elizabeth K Craven

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29 April 2023
The definitive portfolio of Friedrich Alexander Baumgartner, a renowned watch case designer and engraver at the Star Watch Case Company, is presented in The Baumgartner Collection. Despite being largely forgotten until the 21st century, Baumgartner is now recognized as one of the few influential American watch case designers of the early 20th century. Having worked at the company for 27 years, from 1904 to 1931, he is remembered as a key figure in the Star Watch engraving department.

This extensive record showcases over 370 elegant sketches and a total of 3,474 designs, offering a captivating glimpse into Baumgartner's works from the early 1900s. The collection is meticulously organized, indexed, and searchable, making it a valuable resource for those researching, appreciating, and preserving early American pocket watch cases. The Baumgartner Collection will appeal to both casual admirers of watch cases and passionate collectors, as well as researchers, historians, and practicing horologists who will gain a newfound admiration for the planning, design, and expertise behind watch case creations.

With its significance as a horological research tool, this volume ensures that Baumgartner's artistic legacy as a remarkable American watch case designer and engraver is firmly established.

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Imprint:   IngramSpark
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.030kg
ISBN:   9781087953045
ISBN 10:   1087953049
Pages:   338
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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