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Pocket Watch - Walsh Jones & Co, presented to James Moore, 1854 Reg. No: ST 026238
- Gents pocket watch, gold hunter case, Walsh Jones & Co, Melbourne, Victoria,1854. The watch would have been made in England and imported by Walsh, Jones & Co.
Presented to James Moore, chief engineer of the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway Co, by the Railway Commissioners, on occasion of the opening of the railway on 12 September 1854.
- Gold hunter case and chain. Seconds dial at 6 o'clock.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from T. Walker, 1967
|Dimensions:||10 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width), 70 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||length of watch and chain is 460|
|Tagged with:||station pier, watches, t. gaunt, t. g, t. gaunt. melbourne, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Inscriptions:||Back plate inscribed: 'James Moore, Esq. / Engineer of the / Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway / by the Commissioners / as a token of their esteem and in / commemmoration of his having / opened the first Railway in / the Australian Colonies / Sept. 12th 1854'
Front cover of case inscribed 'True to the End'. Case maker's initials 'TH'
|Maker:||Walsh Jones & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1850s|
|Presented By:||Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Sep 1854|
|Presented To:||James Moore, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Sep 1854|