1896 Material List

This movement grade list was built using the 1896 Materials List book.

Why does it not match every other Elgin grade database ? They are based on the 1950 Material list which is based on the 1927 list where the earlier named grades were renumbered.

Elgin never renamed the original named grades, they didn't introduce numbered grades until 1874.

This has caused considerable confusion when identifying grades, the key example can be found in the 10s keywind named grades

  • 1896 Material list there are 12 different grades
  • 1950 Material list there are 7 different grades

With help, we have found 3 examples of the missing 5 grades confirming they were produced.

What other issues are yet to be found ?