Condition Report For Lot# 139 :
CASE: Minor dents less than the size of a grain of rice, front and back; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case ; Engine turning with moderate wear; Bow worn; Crown worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: One minor scratch at 2:00, otherwise excellent. HANDS: Minor oxidation, tip of minute, seconds. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate; minor spotting; Hairspring stud screw marred. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). Perkins & Goodwin was a paper manufacturer & supplier at New York City, established in 1864. In January, 1881 J. Fred Ackerman started working for that firm in 1866 as an office boy and became a member of the firm in 1881. He later became president of the firm which position he held in 1904. He served in the 13th Regiment, New York National Guard from 1877 to at least 1886. The New York Times reported on Tuesday, May 23, 1908: "Major J. Fred Ackerman, President of the Perkins-Goodwin Company, paper commission merchants of this city, died late Thursday evening at his country home, Belle Haven, Greenwich, Conn. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at Christ Church, Greenwich."