- Museum number
CHROME-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Ingersoll Leader pocket watch.
Thirty-hour movement with pin-pallet lever escapement; keyless winding and hand setting.
White paper dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds.
Blued steel hands.
Nickel plated case with snap-on bezel and back.
- Production date
Diameter: 51 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 40.80 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 17.10 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Compare with 1983,1012.57
Comment from Richard Good, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum. Vol. V (Unpublished manuscript)
Made by Ingersoll
Waterbury, Connecticut USA, 1927
A keyless watch with a pin pallet lever escapement
Signature: On the dial 'Ingersoll LEADER' and 'MADE U.S.A.'
Case: A chrome plated case and a snap on bezel and back. The case back stamped MADE IN U.S.A.
Dial and Hands: A white paper dial with black Arabic numerals and minute circle. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. The minute and hour hand of spade design, these and the seconds hand of blued-steel.
Movement: Ebauche marks, none.
Frame: A type 5D movement with nickel silver plates and numbered on the back plate 3562772. The barrel bridge inscribed 'MADE IN U.S.A' and with three lubrication holes.(1)
Dimensions: Case 51.0 mm in diameter and 16 mm in height (over the glass)
Movement 45.4 mm diameter and 11.2 mm in height
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation Ltd in 1983.
(1) These three holes are of course above the barrel which also has the three holes which can be aligned during winding so that an oiler can be passed through the barrel bridge and into the barrel if so desired.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number