Known Rockford Watch Company
Tip Trays, Signs and Advertising.
Rockford Watch Tip Trays / Rockford Watch Signs /Rockford High-Grade Watches Trays
Rockford High-Grade Watches oval trays/ The Incomparable Rockford Watch Sign
A brief list of the known Rockford Watch Company tip trays and signs, by size then alphabetical by state
and town. Others exist. Where seen, the line spacing is indicated by a slash (/), and exact spelling and punctuation
WANTED TO BUY: I'd like to buy one from a Rockford IL merchant.
PHOTOS WANTED! If you have BETTER photos, or a photo of an unlisted tray, PLEASE SEND!
The Incomparable Rockford Watch/Correct Time at Your Fingers End/Rockford Accuracy The Standard
of Time/Rockford The Watch Without Equal/Can't Match It.
Rockford Watch Tip Tray/Rockford Watch Ash Tray (it is really a tip tray!)/Rockford Watch Change Tray.
Rectangular Trays, Rockford Watch Tip Trays:
Made by The H. D. Beach Co., Coshocton, Ohio. Seated girl in flowing dress, quarter left, tree behind, flowers,
"Rockford High Grade Watches" at top, crimped corners, with reverse advertising on Rockford Watch, at
bottom of obverse: "For Sale By":
KNOWN Rockford Watch Company Trays: Rectangular:
(Blank, no inscription)
D. J. Kramer Salida, Co. (reported, not seen)
E. W. Krier/ Watchmaker & Jeweler, /Walsenburg, Colo. Photo
W.m S. Tappan/ 803 G. St. N.W./Washington, D.C. (reported, not seen)
E.P. Wightman, Jeweler,/Fitzgerald, Ga.
Green & Co./Boise, Idaho. Photo
Ed. Walters, /Lewiston, Idaho. Photo
Paul and Virginia Bauer,/Chicago, Ill. (reported)
H.G. Knecht,/Coulterville, Ill. Photo
E.A. Shtter,/ De Kalb, I.L.
H. H. Truckenbrod,/Mendota, Ill. Photo
(East St. Louis: Seen, unreadable merchant name)
Welsser Jewelry & Optical Co.,/ Peoria, Ill.
Frank Cleveland,/Prophetstown, Ill. Photo
C.A. McGregor & Sons,/Pontiac, Ill.
(unknown, but reported) /Rockford, Ill. I WANT TO BUY THIS!
Berchtold Bros., Sigel, Illinois.
W.E. Inman/Bloomfield, Ind.
P. Hebner & Son,/Boonville, Ind. Photo
M.C. Klein,/Crawfordsville, Ind.
Henry Paul, Evansville, Ind. (reported, not seen)
John W. Vest,/Greenwood, Ind. Photo
Herman B. Lodde, /Lafayette, Ind. Photo
Harry Clements,/Mitchell, Ind. Photo
Ademar Rufle,/North Manchester, Ind. Photo
Hall & Co.,/Rockville, Ind. Photo
John Hackett & Son./Roanoke, Ind. Photo
Barnes & Foster Spencer IN (reported, not seen)
R.T. Green,/Swayzee, Ind. Photo
Fred G. Heinzle, /Tell City, Ind.
E. J. Marsh of Boone, Ia.
H. F. Barnard Co.,/Muscatine, Iowa. Photo
A.B. Robinson,/Sabula, Iowa Photo
Hobson & Gove Washington IA (reported, not seen)
C. R. Hanson Waterloo IA (reported, not seen)
W.E. Petitt,/Downs, Kan. Photo
Seiler, Jeweler & Optician,/ Galena, Kansas. Photo
A. W. Logue, /Scammon, Kan. Photo
William Slimm/Wilson, Kan.
J.A. Reatherford, Jeweler/ Prestonburg, KY.
A.J. Winters & Co.,/Paris, Ky. (reported, not seen)
Wm. A. Simmons, /Frederick, MD.
A.V. Polack,/Hagerstown, MD.
The Jewelery, Inc./174 Main St./Brockton MA (reported, not seen)
A. J. Mathey/ Needham MA(reported, not seen)
John E. Olson/Worcester MA (reported, not seen)
F. D. Stowell, Jewler, /Byron, Mich. Photo
T. L. Tibbals, Jeweler,/Cass City, Mich.
Chas. R. Bellinger,/Charlevoix, Mich. Photo
C. L. Smyth & Co./ Cheboygan, Michigan. Photo
O.D. Chapman/Coldwater, Mich.
Wm. Ulrich/322 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, Mich. (seen)
?. A. Shaver,/Dowagiac, Mich. Photo
Blomstrom & Petersen,/Jewelers and Opticians,/Escanaba, Mich. Photo
Fred Weber,/Watchmaker & Optician,/Frankenmuth, Mich.
Geo. M. Newton, Jeweler & Optician,/Hastings, Michigan Photo
W.R. Stevenson,/Jeweler and Optician,/Holland, Mich. Photo
Frank Presswell,/Jeweler & Optician,/Holly, Mich. Photo
Phil. Seewald,/Hudson, Mich Photo
Prof. J.M. Farnsworth,/Optician & Jeweler,/Imlay City, Mich. Photo
Olaf Pura, Laurium, Mich. Photo
J.E. McCourt,/Ludington, Mich. Photo
Schoch & Hallam, Marquette, Mich. Photo
J.H. Webster, Jeweler and Optician, /Portland, Mich.
Max Jennings Jeweler & Optician,/ St. Clair, Mich. Photo
L. Roy Fuller, Jeweler,/Yale, Mich.
John Brandell,/Anoka, Minn. Photo
O.N. Jones,/Argyle, Minn. Photo
Frank Follrath,/Arlington, Minn. Photo
Geo. R. Videen,/Brandon, Minn. Photo
Oscar Holmes,/Cambridge, Minn. Photo
O.J. Skarnes,/Dawson, Minn. Photo
Embrik Hanson,/Farifax, Minn.
M.H. Call,/Fergus Falls, Minn. Photo
Chris Widenhoeffer,/Fisher, Minn. Photo
I. Reiner,/Hutchinson, Minn. Photo
Charles H Johnson/ Marshall, Minn. Photo
J.H. Roettger,/Torah, Minn. Photo
J.L. Williams,/Zumbrota, Minn. (reported, not seen. Also a match dispenser by same)
(unreadable) /Holden, Mo.
Palace Jewelry Stores,/Newport, Ark./Walnut Ridge, Ark. Poplar Bluff, Mo.
A. I. Dickman/Sedalia MO (reported, not seen)
W.E. Blanchard,/St. Joseph, Mo.
F. B. McEntire/Sweet Springs, Mo.
Geo. B. Bohling,/Versailles, Mo. Photo
Otto Ackerman,/Minden, Neb. Photo
C.E. Bruce,/ Laconia, N.H. Photo
J.E. Chickering, Suncook, N.H. (reported, not seen)
L.T. Garretson/Cape May Court House, NJ (Reported, not seen)
H. Hairhouse,/Dover, N.J. Photo
J.T. Fritts,/ Somerville, NJ Photo
A.R. Tinsley, (?) N.J. (Seen, unreadable)
E.L. Heaton,/Canton, N.Y. Photo
B.C. Brown,/Cohocton, N.Y. Photo
L.E. Clarke, DeKalb Junction, N.Y
Jas. E. Harper,/Delhi, N.Y. Photo
Small Jeweler,/Geneva, N.Y. (?)
W.T. Kellogg,/Ithaca, N.Y. Photo
S.P. Carlson, Jamestown, N.Y.
Oppenheimer Bros.,/Kingston, N.Y.
B. & V. (very faded) /Mohawk NY (Reported, not seen)
N. Peterson,/ Norwich, N.Y.
Dr. A. Ahner/ Oakfield, NY (Reported, not seen)
Taylor Chapin/Oneida NY (Reported, not seen)
C.E. Shepard, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Steele, The Jeweler/Phelps, N.Y. Photo
Chas. E. Chaffee/St. Regis Falls NY (Reported, not seen)
A.E.Warren Sidney N.Y.
J. Peck,/Watkins, N.Y.
G H Daniels,/Whitney's Point, NY Photo
Gorman and Green -- Salisbury, N.C. (Reported, not seen)
H. R. Jones/Bisbee ND (Reported, not seen)
H.O. Sheldon,/Bottineau, N.D. Photo
F.B. Stark/Jamestown, N.D. Photo
M.A. Worcester & Co.,/Lidgerwood, N.D.
J. G. Johnson/Rugby ND (Reported, not seen)
Stanley Grow,/Souris, N.D. Photo
R. Gamenthaler, /Jeweler and Optician, /Barnesville, Ohio.
Mrs. F. Von Kanel, /Bowling Green, Ohio. Photo
Chas. Lake,/104 Quinby Blk., Bucyrus, O. Photo
John W. Scott's Sons/Cadiz, OH (Reported, not seen)
Tidd & Harman, Jewelers, /Columbiana, Ohio. Photo
A.M. Sherrick,/ Convoy, O. Photo
The H. D. Beach Co., Coshocton, O. (This is the manufacturer of these trays)
W.R. Pfefferle,/ Dunkirk, O.
W.J. Lowry,/East Palestine, O. Photo
F. W. Merriam,/Freemont, O Photo
H. F. Schilling/Jewett OH (reported, not seen)
Birrell & Forbes, Kinsman, O. Photo
Earl Wolf,/Jeweler. (no city or state, but probably Loudonville OH)
Horace L. Hall,/New Philadelphia, O. Photo (Photo by Gasoline Alley Antiques)
The C.F. Jackson Co., Jewelers,/Norwalk, Ohio. Photo
D. W. --- (unreadable)/Orrville OH (reported, not seen)
Alcuin E. Kintner,/ Painesville, O.
F.E. Touse, /Pioneer, O.
J. I. Price and Son, Jeweler, Plymouth, Ohio. Photo
Frank Wisterman,/Rockford, O.
J. H. Overbaugh/Salineville OH (reported, not seen)
J.B. Schaefer, /Sandusky, O. Photo
A.A. Hershberger,/Shreve, O. Photo
V.S. Pfenning & Co.,/St. Marys, O.
Eugene H., Didot,/Versailles, O.
Nolf Bros., Jewelers,/Wadsworth, O.
Shibley & Hudson Jewelers & Opticians. (no city or state, but is Wooster, OH) Photo
D. L. Cleeland,/Butler, Pa. Photo
George T. Rockel,/Cementon, Pa.
R.F. Smith, Franklin, Pa. (reported in B. Edwards book)
J.C. Rhodes,/309 Eighth Ave., Homestead, Pa. Photo
G. F. Snyder/Jersey Shore PA (reported, not seen)
W. W. Appel,/Lancaster, Pa. Photo
A.E. Bower,/ Lewisburg, Pa. Photo
Yester,/ Mc Keesport, Pa. Photo
National Jewelry & Drug Co.,/Lock Haven, Pa. Photo
G. Dal Fox & Bro./Milton, Pa. Photo
B.D. Bubb, /Montgomery, Pa. Photo
Wm. Klahr,/Myerstown, Pa. Photo
C.E.P. Keim,/Newport, Pa. Photo
Jacob Sing, /Oil City, Pa. Photo
Frank Tyack,/Reading, Pa. Photo
H.B. Schanely,/Quakertown. Pa.
Fenstermaker & Hill,/Slatington, Pa. Photo
Wilson Oplinger/Weissport PA (reported, not seen)
S. Maltinsky,/Wilmerding, Pa. Photo
M.R. Swartz,/105 N. George St., York, Pa. Photo
Brown & Fjerstead, /Elkton, S.D.
H. A. Tiller/Flandreau, SD (reported, not seen)
Jones Bros. & Co.,/Madison, S.D. Photo
(unreadable name)/Fort Pierre, S.D.
Ernest H. Prey,/Watertown, S.D. Photo
L.E. Miller, Jeweler,/Goldthwaite, Tex. Photo
Arritt & Co./Newport News VA (reported, not seen)
D.L. Switzer,/Staunton, Va. Photo
Burnett Bros. /Aberdeen, Wash. Photo
S.(?) G.Rich,/Colville, Wash. Photo
Chas. G. Hamelin,/1120 South C St., Tacoma, Wash. Photo
A.R. Tinsley,/Welch, W.Va. Photo
John Armbruster,/Cedarburg, Wis. Photo
Arthur C. Wagner,/Edgar, Wis. Photo
C.A. Furstnow,/Fond du Lac, Wis.
Engels & Drissen,/ Green Bay, Wis.
F.W. Seidl,/Manitowoc, Wis. Photo
A. Richter,/524 E. Water St., Milwaukee, Wis. Photo
C.W. Owen (??) Milwaukee, Wis. (partially illegible) Photo
J. H. Brager/Mount Horeb WI (reported, not seen)
Ira T. Crane, Jeweler,/Necedah, Wis. Photo
O. Nelson/Peshtico, Wis. Photo
Ragatz Bros./Prairie du Sac, Wis. Photo
R.L. Schlick,/Rice Lake, Wis. Photo
Oval Trays, Rockford Watch Tip Trays:
Made by J.L. Clark of Rockford IL. These were made before the rectangualar trays. Half Bust woman facing, large
hair, right hand to busom,
above "Rockford High-Grade Watches", below: "For Sale By", with name of merchant below:
Reinhardt The Jeweler, Centralia, Ill (reported, not seen)
J. E. Yohe, Decatur, Ill. Photo
C.W. Beardsley Litchfield, Ill. (reported, not seen)
L. Stocker Sons, Macomb, Ill. Photo
J.R. Reeves, Mt. Pulaski Ill. (reported, not seen)
H. Mehmert, Olney, Ill. Photo
P. W. Clarke Rensselaer, Ind.
Olaf Pura, Laurium, Mich. Photo
J.N. Nelson, Aitkin, Minn.
Wm. Harshman Oxford, Neb
B.F. Kipp, Canton, N.Y. Photo
L. Dorn, Gloversville, N.Y. (reported, not seen)
Frank Bourisk, Norwood, N.Y. Photo
Miller Drug Co., Balfour, N.D. Photo
Picard & Moss, Jamestown, N.D. Photo
L. Schaefer, Lakota, N.D. Photo
F.H. Smith, Williston, N.D.
B.F. Kipp Canton, N.Y. Photo
Frank Bourisk, Norwood, N.Y. Photo
Chas. F. Zug, Carnegie, Pa. Photo
W.W. Appel, Lancaster, Pa.
E.L. Young, Latrobe, Pa. Photo
F.W. Rex, Lehighton, Pa. Photo
George Z. Gitt, Littlestown, Pa.
Finnecy & Grimm, Oil City, Pa. Photo
J.C. Stump Pittsburg, Pa. (reported, not seen)
W.L. Stone, /Pottstown, Pa. Photo
A. Karlin, Shamokin, Pa. (reported in B. Edwards book)
E.E. Laubenstein, Shamokin, Pa. Photo
M.K. Laudenslager, Souderton, Pa
M.G. Sanes,/Wilmerding, Pa. Photo
A L Howard /Beloit Wisconsin Photo
Advertising Tin Lithograph Hanging Match Holder, The Incomparable Rockford Watch:
WANTED TO BUY: I would like to buy one of these match holders:
Frank Follrath/Arlington (?), Minn. Photo-Front Photo-Side Photo-Back
E. Munson,/Jeweler & Optician/Mendota, Ill. Photo-Front Photo-Back
E. McAyeal/Norris Jewelers & Optician. Minn. (rectangular) Photo
(History: Edward McAyeal, born March 1860 in PA (1900 Census). Died Aug 15, 1915)
J.L. Williams/Zumbrota, Minn.
Rockford Watch SIGNS:
There are several known original Rockford Pocket Watch Signs.
I am interested in buying all signs:
Woman: The Incomparable Rockford Watch: True Time for a Life Time The World Over. Woman
holding watch, surrounded by watches with different dials, watch to bottom left, and to right. Tin Sign.
Train: Time for a Life-Time - Buy a Rockford Watch. White porter. Train on Time as Usual/Run
by a Rockford Watch. Train marked "Rockford Railroad Watches". Man in bowler hat, girl in red dress,
watch at lower left Comes on Wood Board and as a Tin Sign.
Board: Made by Decal Co. Signs in Chicago. High quality litho. With frame, about 15x21".
Train: Rockford Watch - Quick Train Railroad. Black porter. Train on Time as Usual/Run
by Rockford Watch. Rockford Watch Co., Rockford, Ill. Man in top hat, girl in green dress. Train over watch at
top. Issued on very thin cardboard. At bottom in tiny letters: The Beck & Pauli Lith. Co., Milwaukee. High
quality litho. About 13.5x21.5"
FANTASY SIGN: Rockford Watch Company: Never Leave a Woman Waiting. Man kissing woman.
Unknown as orignal sign. Photo
Rockford Watch Openers
Ensey / & / Harter / Troy / Ohio
reverse: Agent / Rockford Watch Photo Reverse
I COLLECT area items. Please see my list of items
If you have any Rockford, Freeport, Belvidere area items you think might be
of interest to me, PLEASE call or send an e-mail, as I am seriously interested in buying additional items for my