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Silver Ingersoll Junior pocket watch with roman numerals for hour markings. In original box with one year warranty claims on watch back and extensive distribution regulations on box backing.
On watch face: "INGERSOLL/JUNIOR"
On watch back interior: "GUARANTEE/THIS/WATCH IS GUARANTEED/DATE OF/SALE___190___/IF WITHIN ONE YEAR IT FAILS TO/KEEP GOOD TIME, MAIL IT WITH 5 (cents mark)/ AND YOUR FULL ADDRESS ENCLOSED/FOR RETURN TO/ ROBT. H. INGERSOLL. & BRO. MAKERS/ 45 JOHN ST NEW YORK/ AND THEY WILL REPAIR IT FREE./IF IT HAS BEEN ABUSED OR/USED OVER A YEAR THEY/ WILL ADVISE YOU THE COST/ OF REPAIRS OR/ EXCHANGE." (free is bolded)
Engraved on watch interior: "HOBT.H.INGERSOLL & BRO. NEW YORK U.S.A./PAT'D JAN29.0MAR5.01."
On box:"LISCENSE./ROBT. H. INGERSOLL & BRO., MAKERS,/NEW YORK. CHICAGO. LINDON. SAN FRANCISCO./ Mechanism in this watch is covered/by United States Patents and the/ watch is licensed and sold under and/ subject to the following conditions/assented to by purchase and controll-/ing all sales and uses thereof, any vi-/olation of which license conditions re-/vokes and terminates all rights and li-/cense as to this and all other watches/ of makers in violator's possession and/ subjects the violator to suit for in-/fringement of said letters patent./ (1) Jobbers may sell only to retail/dealers, may not sell to any one de-/signated by makers as objectionable,/ may not detach or sell without this/ notice and may sell only at rates/ specified in schedules furnished by/ makers./ (2) Retailers may advertise and sell/only to buyers for use at Two Dollars./ (3) No donation, discount, rebate,/premium or bonus may be allowed or/ given in connection with any sale at/wholesale or retail./ (4) Guarantee with date of sale en-/dorsed thereon to accompany each/ watch."
On box side: "INGERSOLL/JUNIOR WATCH/NICKEL." (printed and engraved)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Robert H. Ingersoll & Bros. (Watchmaker)
New York [retail]
1 13/16 in (watch), 2 3/8 in (box) x 3/8 in (watch), 5/8 in (box) (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation