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

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, silver pair case, John Wainwright, Nottingham, no 726, circa 1790.
Description:
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
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, 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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