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1923.587ab (RS6896)

Description

Watch with silver case and two leather straps, one attached and one unattached. The outer case has 9 labels of Phineas Rice, watchmaker, each with a date showing when the watch was cleaned. Outer watch face is a small circle under glass and is opened to a larger white watch face with two sets of Roman numerals.

Details

Maker
Tompion, Edward (Watchmaker)
Pemberton, Samuel (Maker)
Rice, Phineas (Maker)
Date
1822-1823
Inscriptions
inside of watch case: "Phineas Rice/Watchmaker/Charlestown, Mas" along with a drawing above all text of an eagle with outspread wings
behind watch face: "Edw. Tompion/LONDON/No 17987"
Inner watch case: "S.P." hallmarked with the date letter Y for the year 1822-1823, an anchor (Birmingham) and the lion passant. (ink, engraving)
Location of origin
London, England and Charlestown, MA (origin)
Material
glass (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
silver (metal)
WATCH, POCKET
watches
Dimensions
2 7/8 in (A) x 2 1/4 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 3/4 in (A) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.587ab
GUSN
102792

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