- Museum number
NICKEL-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Ingersoll Champion pocket watch.
Movement with pin-pallet lever escapement; keyless winding; back-plate partially skeletonised with separate riveted-on bridge for going barrel; hand-set using a turn button on rear of centre arbor.
White paper dial with printed Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds.
Blued steel hands.
Nickel-plated case, rubbed; snap-on bezel and hinged back; case with engine-turned band and inner bezel rim.
Diameter: 52 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 37.60 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 18.40 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Made by Ingersoll
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, c. 1900
Watch with pin pallet lever escapement, keyless wound but hand set by a button on the movement back.
Signature: On the dial 'CHAMPION R.H.INGERSOLL & BRO. NEW YORK. U.S.A.'
Case: A nickel plated case, now rubbed, with a ribbed band a snap on bezel and a hinged back. The case numbered 3164731.
Dial and Hands: A dirty white paper dial with black Roman numerals. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel spade hands and a blued-steel seconds hand.
Movement: A type 4 with nickel silver plates.
Ebauche marks, none.
The back plate partially skeletonised with a barrel bridge riveted in position, the bridge stamped 'PATENTED MAY 6.90. DEC.23.90. JAN 3.91. APRIL 27.97. R.H. INGERSOLL & BRO NEW YORK USA'.
The movement is not numbered.
Dimensions: Case diameter 52 mm., height 18.4 mm.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation Ltd. in 1983.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number