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Pocket Watch - Robert Stewart, Glasgow, 1851 Object Reg. No: ST 029223

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, silver hunter case, Robert Stewart, Glasgow, no 51/165, 1851.
Description:
White enamel dial has roman numerals and seconds dial at 6.

Key wound spring; lever escapement. Fusee and chain.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 5.2 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: key watches, pocket watches, rings, platnam rings, platnam engagement diamond rings, stewart
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 'Robert Stewart, Argyle St, Glasgow' and '51/165'.

Case has London hallmark for 1872.
Maker: Mr Robert Stewart, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, 1851

B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.223 gives dates of 1841-1860.

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Tana McDonald Posted on 15 Nov 2009 4:57 AM
I am trying to identify a silversmith named R Stewart, Glasgow, stamped on an antique silver piece (a server that sits over a warmer one lights)and whose handle and knob resemble the material that could make "curling stones"? Underneath is stamped R.Stewart, Glasgow, 1234S, 1 1/2 P 3 -- I can't make out the rest.
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Dec 2009 11:57 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Tana. We have contacted our staff in the History & Technology Department to see if they have any further information on the watchmaker. We'll get back to you as soon as we have any information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Dec 2009 1:55 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Tana. We have heard back from the staff in our History and Technology Department and unfortunately we have no further information about this watchmaker. We wish you luck in your search for information.
Elke Küppers Posted on 17 Feb 2010 2:54 AM
Hello, perhaps you can help me; I did inherit a beautiful silver teapot from my grandma. At the bottem of the pot I found " R. Stewart Glasgow" and several stamps I can't read and the number 703. Is this teapot made from somebody you know? I can't get any answer in Germany!
Thanks for answering! Elke Küppers
Discovery Centre Posted on 21 Feb 2010 4:32 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Elke, thanks for your enquiry. We have searched the internet and come up with two possibilities. Consider looking at http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Glasgow-AF.html or http://www.silvercollection.it/ENGLISHSILVERMARKSXRDUE3.html#479ING and try comparing the marks on your object with those described online.

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