- Museum number
NICKEL-BRASS CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Ingersoll Triumph pocket watch.
Thirty-hour movement with pin-pallet lever escapement; keyless winding and hand setting; back plate with damascened decoration.
White paper dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds.
Nickel-brass case with hinged back and snap-on bezel.
Ingersoll guarantee in case back.
- Production date
Diameter: 51.20 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 41.60 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 17.30 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 V (Unpublished manuscript)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, 1905.
A keyless watch with a pin pallet lever escapement
Signature: On the dial 'INGERSOLL TRIUMPH'.
Case: A nickel case with a knurled band and a snap on bezel and back. The back is a replacement since the original was hinged. In the back is a guarantee not endorsed or dated although it would appear that the year has been amended to 1911 although the amendment is very faint.
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.
Ebauche marks: none.
Frame: A type 4B movement but with the plates stamped all over with simulated engraving.(1) The plates are black with the depressions filled silver. The barrel bridge is stamped 'R. H. Ingersoll & Bro NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A. PATENTED DEC. 23.90 JAN 13.91 APR 23.01 AUG.9.04'.(2) Also the number 14281153.
Dimensions: Watch case 51.0 mm., in diameter and 16.8 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) For another example see registration no. 1983,1012.120.
(2) At this time the patents were amended and updated next at 1905 and then at 1907.
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number