- Museum number
NICKEL-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Thirty-hour movement with brass plates and 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 back and bezel.
- Production date
Diameter: 50.20 millimetres (case)
Diameter: 40.90 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 15.50 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 V (Unpublished manuscript)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, 1932.
Keyless wound watch with pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the dial 'INGERSOLL LEADER' and 'MADE IN USA'.
Case: Nickel plated case, with a snap on bezel and back, inside the back is stamped 'MADE IN U.S.A.'.
Dial and Hands: White paper dial with Arabic numerals and a sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel moon hands and a blued-steel seconds hand.
Ebauche marks, none.
Movement is type 5B and is numbered 80008238, plates with a gilt finish.
On the barrel bridge set out in a circular manner is the following:- "INGERSOLL WATCH CO MADE IN USA PAT'D NOV.12.12. JULY 2.18. SEP 28.20. MAY 24.21. MAY 16.22. NOV 14.22. JULY 14.25."
Dimensions: Case diameter 50 mm., height 16 mm.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation Ltd.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (2017) 3 (Mar 1995)
3 (Mar 1995)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number