Being that this thread is dedicated to all of the old factories, we'd love to see pics of the old Elgin factory as it stands today. These factories are such a wonderful part of our manufacturing history, although of course I wish they weren't history!I live about 45 minutes from where the old Elgin National Watch Comapny and Illinois Watch Case Company factories were located back in the day. The town of Elgin has a rather big historical society and they have an extensive museum of pictures, watches, watch cases, tools and so on from when that area was a powerhouse of watch activity. They just did a massive renovation of their building and expanded back in February of this year. I have not been there sense the construction but the next time I go I'll take lots of pictures and post them on this thread.
Keep us posted!:thumbup1: