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Pocket Watch - Walsh Jones & Co, presented to James Moore, 1854 Object Reg. No: ST 026238

Summary:
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.
Description:
Gold hunter case and chain. Seconds dial at 6 o'clock.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from T. Walker, 1967
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width), 70 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: length of watch and chain is 460

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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
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: australia
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

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