- Museum number
NICKEL-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Ingersoll Yankee pocket watch.
Key wound movement with pin-pallet lever escapement.
White paper dial with bold Arabic hour numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds.
Blued steel hands.
Plated metal case; case band with engine-turned decoration.
- Production date
Diameter: 52 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 40.90 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 20.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Compare with 1983,1012.14
Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Made by Ingersoll
Waterbury, Connecticut USA, c. 1895
Key wound watch with a pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the movement "INGERSOLL & BRO NEW YORK".
Case: A nickel plated case, a ribbed band. The bezel snapped on, the back hinged. A dummy winding button. Case not numbered.
Dial and Hands: White paper dial with heavy black Arabic numerals and minute circle. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel spade hands and seconds hand.
Ebauche Marks: None.
Frame: A type 2 movement numbered 4855742, finished gilt. Four pillars support the back plate which is secured by screws. The barrel bridge is stamped '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 20.4 mm over the glass.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation in 1983.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number