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Pocket Watch - J. McCabe, London, Presented to Captain Enright, Clipper Ship Lightning, 1857 Object Reg. No: HT 1118

Summary:
Gold gents pocket watch and key made by Ja. McCabe, Royal Exchange, London in 1856. It was presented to Captain Enright of the Lightning sailing ship by the saloon passengers on his 4th voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne 1857.
Description:
Single 18 ct gold case embossed with repetitive patterm. White enamel dial has painted black roman numerals with gold hands. Seconds dial at 6.00 with gold hand. Signed dial and movement.

Key wound spring; duplex escapement. Diamond end stone to balance. Brass winding key.
Acknowledgement:
Purchased with funding from the Askew Bequest.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 47 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: 47mm diameter, watch case only.

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, sailing vessels
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Migration Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Face, black " JA.s M.cCABE/ Royal Exchange/ LONDON/ 01203"
Inside front case, stamped, "AS" in oval; "01203" [upside down]; "LMC"; [upside down]; "a" in square, triangle and "18" in square = London hallmark for 1856.
Back of watch, engraved illustration of sixteen sail sailing ship on calm sea, with seagulls, clouds and another sailing ship in the distance. Below this "Presented to Capt. Enright. / OF THE LIGHTNING,/ by the Saloon Passengers on his 4th voyage/ FROM LIVERPOOL TO MELBOURNE/ Feb.y 5.th to April 15.th 1857./ as a slight token of their RESPECT & REGARD. [LINE UNDERNEATH] "
Inside back case, stamped, "AS" in oval; "01203" [upside down]; "LMC"; [upside down]; [4 hallmarks to be checked].
Maker: Mr James McCabe, 1856
Presented To: Captain Enright, Apr 1857
References: Leonard Joel auction catalogue for 9 - 11 May 2003, pages 1-2, 10-11, 14-15.

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amir hosein Posted on 14 Nov 2009 6:18 AM
hello. i am hosein . i live in iran-tehran . my grund father had a james maccabe clock . and that is my mine and i sell it . do you like to buy it ? - thank you -
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Dec 2009 11:15 AM
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