Elephant Hunting

This year JCK observes its 140th anniversary. To celebrate, we will be mining our substantial archives to find items of interest—some serious, some humorous, some illustrating how far we've come in 140 years, and some that show how little has changed in that time. For our first look back, see page 44. Here is an interesting passage from forebear Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, at the close of its ninth year in January 1879: "Our aim has been to cater to the best intelligence in the trade, and to seek its best interests at all times. There have been times when it would have been to our pecuniary advantage to have taken the opposite course, and to have made the Circular the apologist for fraud and deception, but we are thankful that we have had the strength to resist these temptations. We may have made errors of judgment, but the integrity of the Circular is unassailable."
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