- Museum number
Pedometer; in form of watch in pinchbeck case; weighted pivoted lever inside case, connected to fine-toothed ratchet wheel; signed on dial.
- Production date
Diameter: 41 millimetres
Length: 100 millimetres (bar)
Thickness: 12 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ward 1981
A weighted pivoted lever inside the case is connected to a pawl driving a fine-toothed rachet wheel, the travel of the lever being determined by a stop at the end of a lead screw. The dial is graduated in miles 1-12, with quarter-marks, and as at present set records 1 mile for about 1,720 single paces, the single steel hand being geared down from the ratchet wheel.
Signed on the dial: 'Payne & Co., 163 New Bond St. 3458 Patent'.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Mar 2017)
3 (Jan 1996); CHECK INSIDE.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.
Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: C59 (Ilbert Ledger)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2478 (Ilbert Collection)