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Pocket Watch Movement - Musical Object Reg. No: ST 020156

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, musical.
Description:
Key wound spring; cylinder escapement.

Movement mounted in brass ring. Quarter repeating movement. Strikes on two metal coils; music provided by tuned metal springs that are sounded by pins protruding from rotating brass disc.
Statement Of Significance:
One of several watch movements donated by Ingram Brothers jewelers in 1937. During the 1930s Depression, customers would bring in gold or silver fob watches to sell for the value of the gold or silver. Ingrams (and other jewelers) melted down the cases to sell the metal, but kept the movements of historically interesting watches.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Ingram, 1937
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1 cm (Width), 6.5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, striking watches, watchworks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: origin unknown
Inscriptions: Plate is marked 'A.IR' and '027'.

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