- Museum number
NICKEL-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH. Pin-pallet lever escapement.
Printed card dial.
Plated brass case.
Dummy crown, winding & hand set at back of the movement.
White printed watch-paper in outer case.
- Production date
Diameter: 52.20 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 40.30 millimetres (dial)
Diameter: 48.89 millimetres (watch-paper)
Thickness: 18.70 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Waterbury Connecticut USA, c. 1891
Keywound watch with a pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the dial 'YANKEE R.H.INGERSOLL & BRO. NEW YORK. U.S.A.'.(1)
Case: A nickel plated case with a ribbed band, a snap bezel and hinged back, now detached. The glass is missing.
A false winding button.
Dial and Hands: A dirty white paper dial with black Arabic numerals. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. The hands missing.
Movement: Type 2 movement numbered 4874695, a gilt finish now badly rubbed. On the barrel bridge 'MADE IN U.S.A . PATENTED DEC.23.90. JAN 3.91. R.H. INGERSOLL & BRO. NEW YORK. U.S.A.'
Dimensions: Case diameter 52 mm height 17.4 mm.
Provenance: Formerly in the Ilbert Collection.
(1) Also Ilbert has written across the dial in black ink 'Sham Winding Button'.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.3131 (Ilbert Collection)