- Museum number
GUN-METAL FINISHED BRASS PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Ingersoll Crown pocket watch in small shelf-clock case.
Movement with gold coloured plating and pin-pallet lever escapement.
Black paper dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds ring; all markings in silver colour.
Dark lacquered or plated case with snap-on bezel and back; round bow, pendant wound and hand set.
'Clock' consisting of square box of dark base metal with circular aperture through which dial is visible; in two halves which slide together.
- Production date
Diameter: 51.20 millimetres (watch)
Length: 54.50 millimetres (box)
Thickness: 21.30 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Compare with 1983,1012.38
Compare with 1983,1012.43
Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Made by Ingersoll
Waterbury, Connecticut USA, c. 1910
Keyless wound watch with a pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the dial 'INGERSOLL CROWN' and 'MADE IN USA'.
Case: A gun metal case, a snap on bezel and a hinged back, the hinge now detached from the band.
With the watch is a gun metal rectangular two piece box, stamped 'PAT APPL'D FOR', for housing the watch in such a way that it can be used as a travelling clock if so desired. The two parts of the box slide together one inside the other
Dial and Hands: Black paper dial with silver Arabic numerals and minute circle. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Gilt brass spade hands and gilt brass seconds hand.
Movement: A type 4B numbered 16379122, finished gilt.
The barrel bridge is stamped 'R. H. INGERSOLL & BRO NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A. PATENTED JAN 13.91 APR 23.01 AUG.9.04. APRIL 11.05. JUNE 4.07.'
Ebauche Marks: None.
Dimensions: Box 54.4 mm., square and 21.1 mm., depth when closed.
Case diameter 51.0 mm., height 16.5 mm., over the glass.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation Ltd in 1983.
- Not on display
- Latest: 5 (2017) verdigris - lots
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number