USA, James Oliver, ‘Chilled Plow’ advertising watch fob, steel, by Whitehead & Hoag circa 1900, scarce
Obv: bust facing of James Oliver
Rev: horseshoe and plough, OLIVER GAVE TO THE WORLD THE CHILLED PLOW above and below
Condition: Good very fine; Diameter: 39x39mm approx.
Notes: James Oliver (1823-1908) was born in humble circumstances in Scotland. Over a number of years he and members of his family emigrated to the USA. Eventually he settled in Indiana establishing a large engineering works and inventing the best-selling ‘chilled plow’.