- Museum number
NICKEL-PLATED CASED PIN-PALLET LEVER WATCH.
Thirty-hour key wound movement with pin-pallet lever escapement.
White paper dial with Arabic hour numerals; picture of bicycle.
- Production date
Diameter: 5.70 centimetres (case)
Diameter: 43.30 millimetres (dial)
Thickness: 26 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 V (Unpublished manuscript)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, 1895
Key wound watch with a pin pallet lever escapement.
Signature: On the dial "YANKEE BICYCLE WATCH" and a picture of a bicycle. Below the dial centre is R.H.I.& B., NY. On the back cover plate is the following:- "R.H. Ingersoll & Bro New York USA PAT'D May 6 DFC 23 1890 JAN 13-1891. MAY 29 1894.
Case: Nickel plated two piece case with a hinged back, the back badly rubbed.
Dial and Hands: White paper dial with black Arabic numerals and minute circle. A sunk subsidiary seconds dial. The paper dial is backed by a metal dial plate with tags to secure it to the front plate. Blued-steel spade hands and seconds hand.
Movement: There is a nickel plated cover to the movement and this is secured to the back plate by four screws, one of which is missing.
Two of these screws are extended so as to fix the movement to the front of the case.
Ebauche Marks: None.
Frame: A type 1 movement not numbered finished gilt. Four steel pillars support the back plate which is secured by nuts. The pillars are riveted into the front plate.
Dimensions: Case diameter 57.0 mm., height 26 mm over the glass.
Movement diameter 52 mm, height 21 mm.
Provenance: Donated by the Heron Corporation in 1983.
Note: This is in reality a clock modified somewhat so as to make it possible to use it as a watch.
- Not on display
Latest: 5 (2017)
5 (2014) rust
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number