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Pocket Watch - John Wainwright, Nottingham, circa 1790 Object Reg. No: ST 025102

Gents pocket watch, silver pair case, John Wainwright, Nottingham, no 726, circa 1790.
Silver pair case. White enamel dial has roman numerals for hours and arabic numerals for minutes.

Key wound spring; verge escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss L. Armytage, 1961
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3 cm (Width), 5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, pocket watch-yeoman, nottingham, circa1780, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'Jn. Wainwright, Nottingham, no 726'. Case has Birmingham hallmark for 1789-1790 (lion, anchor, king's head, capital r in shield pointed at base).
Maker: Mr John Wainwright, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1790

B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.242 gives dates of 1779-1820.

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