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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 257             Geneva

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 cheerful, so quiet, with good attention, the weather so pleasant
the city so lively  and the jewelry stores so plenty.     This city is
quite celebrated for its jewelry display, nearly their whole stock
being displayed in their wide windows so we can easily admire without
entering.         I have delighted Jep by having his silver watch
hansomely [sic] gold plated and polished looking like new,  and Alice
is having a gold case made to suit her taste-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A large portion of the mechanically inclined inhabitants of  western Switz-
zerland are engaged making Watches,   and while a great many watch
dealers of Geneva
advertise them-
selves as “manu-
facturers” there
are really only
two establishments
making a completed
watch-they are-
Patek Philippe & Co
and C. Vacheron           [ -Russian Greek Chapel-]
The former are the “Tiffany & Co” of Switzerland,   make the most display and
charge the highest prices.   Keep 130 men making movements but
the cases dials +c are made by outside parties.   They pretend to keep
1000 persons busy-         Their front office contains a register where
many Americans inscribe their address for the benefit of following friends.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 They have invited our family to visit their factory but we find that it
is up too many stairs-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The greatest number of watches are made at Neuchatal, Locle and

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