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Pocket Watch - Henry Kyezor, Melbourne, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: ST 026449

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, open face. English made and distributed by Henry Kyezor, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1860. Issued to engine drivers on the Victorian Railways.
Description:
Key wound spring; verge escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from L. Harrigan, 1968
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 cm (Width), 5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, railway workers, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Victorian Railways (VR), Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: White dial is marked 'Victorian Railway' and 'Kyezor, Melbourne'. Back plate is marked 'Kyezor, Melbourne, 10007'. Case is marked '10007' and 'A.T.'. Back of case is marked 'Victorian Railways, Engine Driver, No 18'.
Maker: Mr John Walker, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1860
Distributor: Henry Kyezor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860

Henry Kyezor had a watchmaking business at 45 Queen Street, Melbourne from 1858-1863 and at 76 Queen Street, Melbourne from 1873-1876.
User: Victorian Railways (VR), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Comments

Keira Lockyer Posted on 26 Nov 2009 7:08 PM
Henry Kyezor was my great great great uncle and came from a family of watchmakers. He came from England and lived first in Sydney and then in Melbourne for two periods.
Would be interested to know more about John Walker - did he make the case?
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Dec 2009 2:13 PM
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