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Pocket Watch Movement - Gontard & Co, Paris, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 020157

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, Gontard & Co, Paris, no 164, circa 1850.
Description:
Dial is missing; one hand remaining.

Key wound spring; cylinder escapement. Winding dial.
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: 1.1 cm (Width), 4.4 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: france
Inscriptions: Works cover marked 'Gontard & Cie, a Paris, no. 164, Encaft Cylinder, Bemontez a Gauche".
Maker: Gontard & Co, Paris, France, circa 1850

B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.91 gives dates of 1848-1855.

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