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1873 Elgin Watch Co Chicago Inter-State Exposition Duplicate R-IL-EL-8 OBV
This is my second one of these.

This is an advertising medal from Elgin Watch Co of Elgin Illinois which is located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago. It was made in the Exposition Building in the first year The Chicago Inter-State Exposition opened. The Elgin National Watch Company was a major US watch maker from 1864 to 1968.

A very similar medal exists with "Contribution to 1873 Yellow Fever Sufferers" over the watch face on the reverse.
There must be at least 9 different Elgin medals that have been cataloged related to the watch company.
There are some with "Father Time" on one side and have serial numbers. They might have been included with a matching numbered watch at the time of sale.

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