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Pocket Watch - Jas. E. Loftus, S.P. CO. FIREMAN
This may not be of interest, but you can probably link it to your search for the Lofthus family. Last year my father gave me an old pocket watch he had once found in his fathers house. My father is not sure where it came from or how it ended up in my grandfather pocket in Denmark ! My grandfather was a sailor and could have received it on one of his tours. He passed away in 1978.

Now the watch is in bad condition and the frontcover is gone. The watch case appears to be gold and in good condition. The clockwork is an Elgin, 21 Jewels and with a seperate second hand.

Inside the watch case there is an inscription :
Jas. E. Loftus, S.P. CO. FIREMAN

It is not much, but I hope you can use it.

Yours

Allan Sten Nielsen
Denmark, Europe
 
The Royal Loftus Hydrometer

Years ago ( the mid 1970's), I lived in San Francisco. I purchased a wooden (mahogany I believe) box which had what appeared to be an ivory inset engraved with the Loftus name & per order of the queen etc....the inside contained brass instruments which were engraved with the Loftus name...believe it to be a hydrometer set used in beer making.

The date on this was 1700 in England. I gave it to my my father. The description is from my memory. Thanks for the opportunity to increase my knowledge of myself through knowing more about my family.

Regards,
Noreen Loftus-Spilman
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

For more information on the Loftus Hydrometer and more see: http://www.beerengineer.com/Historical/TheBrewer_1863/

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