- Museum number
CHROME-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Thirty-hour key wound movement with pin-pallet lever escapement; inner cover to movement lacking.
White paper dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds.
Blued steel hands.
Brass case, with original chrome plating remaining.
- Production date
Diameter: 56 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 41.90 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 23.90 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Compare with 1983,1012.11
Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Made by Ingersoll
Waterbury, Connecticut USA, 1891
Key wound watch with a pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the dial "YANKEE R.H. INGERSOLL & BRO NEW YORK" with additional markings.
Case: A two piece nickel case, with some gilding on the outside still retained, a hinged back. No inner cover to the movement. A dummy winding button.
Dial and Hands: Cream coloured paper dial with black Roman numerals and minute circle. A subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel spade hands and seconds hand.
Ebauche Marks: None.
Frame: A type 1 movement not numbered, finished gilt. Four pillars support the back plate which is secured by nuts. One of the fixing screws is missing and the hand set button is a crude replacement.
Dimensions: Case diameter 57 mm., height 23.8 mm., over the glass.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation Ltd in 1983.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number