Pocket Watch, Large with Chain; Unknown; 1920; WY.1988.59.1

Name/Title

Pocket Watch, Large with Chain

About this object

According to museum records this watch once belonged to Joseph A Kirby of Wyndham. With a second dial and very large hands, this watch would have been ideal for accurate timekeeping, and we originally thought it may well have belonged to a railway officer. In fact, Joseph was the inventor of the Kirby Cable Layer, and this watch was probably used in the time trials!

Maker

Unknown

Maker Role

Watchmaker

Date Made

1920

Period

1930s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
inorganic processed material, metal, steel
inorganic processed material, metal, tin
inorganic processed material, glass
inorganic processed material, glass, powdered glass, enamel

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on bar of chain: 'White Metal'

Measurements

dia 65 mm across face
h 130 mm watch & chain

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

timepieces

Object number

WY.1988.59.1

Copyright Licence  

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