My grandfather’s watch

Discussion in 'General' started by Oklahoma Hank, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Oklahoma Hank

    Oklahoma Hank Member

    Elvin Y. Coiner, 1882-1954
    He worked for the Frisco from 1917 on, mainly in Miami, Oklahoma, Fort Scott, Kansas, and Baxter Springs, Kansas.
    This watch is a Burlington, probably made about 1920. They were sold directly to workers through company magazines.
    As required by the Timekeeping Service, there is a small lever under the crystal that must be pulled out to out in into “Time Set” mode.
    The back is worn, but in the right light you can just see an engraved engine and tracks.
     
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Welcome to the Frisco website Hank!!!

    My wife and I live in Broken Arrow, where do you live in Oklahoma?

    Joe
     
  3. Oklahoma Hank

    Oklahoma Hank Member

    Miami. I grew up in Tulsa but have lived here since 1984. My father and uncle also worked for years in Tulsa, Joplin, Springfield, St. Louis, and Little Rock.
     
  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Hank, I've been in the Tulsa area since 1967 except for two and half years in Lancaster CA from 1983 to 1985. My wife, of 36 years, and I have been in Broken Arrow since 2014.

    In what part of Tulsa did you grow up?

    Joe
     
  5. Oklahoma Hank

    Oklahoma Hank Member

  6. Oklahoma Hank

    Oklahoma Hank Member

    We moved to Tulsa in 1962 and lived until about 1974 in the Nathan Hale district, then moved to Maple Ridge.
    We have a variety of Frisco memorabilia and some early 1960s pictures.
     
  7. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Hank, we must have lived in the same area, I lived near 31st and Memorial and went to Hale my sophomore year 1972. My mom, dad and I moved that summer to Collinsville.

    Joe
     
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  8. Oklahoma Hank

    Oklahoma Hank Member

    Through some freak of life I still have my 1972 yearbook. We were both sophomores.
     
  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Were we in the same class at Hale Hank? I went to Whitney Jr. High in 68 thru 71. Noticed that your profile information says you were born in 1980, is that wrong?

    Please post the Frisco photos, we would like to see them and you might even want to submit them to the Frisco Archives. They could always use more photos. Who knows you may have some that are rare and real treasures.

    Joe
     

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