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Pocket Watch - D.W. Laird, Leith, circa 1837 Object Reg. No: ST 025178

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, silver open case, D.W. Laird, Leith, no 9583, circa 1837.
Description:
Silver case, open face. White enamel dial has roman numerals. Gold hands and seconds dial at 6. Removable dust cover is cut away to show jewel and bridge.

Key wound spring; lever escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from A. McIntyre, 1961
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.9 cm (Width), 5.1 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: scotland
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'D.W. Laird, Leith, 9583'. Case has London hallmark of 1837-1838 (lion, uncrowned leopard, capital gothic b).
Maker: D. Laird, Leith, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1838

B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.138 gives dates of 1836-1850.

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