Factory Photos

These are an assortment of photographs related to the Elgin watch factory. Click on the image for a larger view.

Pinion cutters, about 1930

Promotional photo

The Train Room, Late 1920s

The Screw Department,1920s

Elgin Watchmakers' College, Class of 1939

Promotional Photo, 1930s

Promotional Photo, 1946

Machine Room Trip to a Ballgame - August 26, 1927

Unknown Group, The Rear of the Elgin Watch Factory is in the Background

Machinist Picnic, June 26, 1926

Drilling Holes in Watch Plates

Workers and a Supervisor, Unknown Department

North half of watch repairing classroom

About the Elgin National Watch Company

Learn about what was once one of the country's largest industrial concerns, and the special place in the history of American industrialization the watch company occupies.