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Pocket Watch - London Lever, Struck by Lightning, Gippsland, 1887 Object Reg. No: ST 017936

Gents pocket watch, silver plated hunter case, London Lever, circa 1880.

The watch belonged to James Devlin, Gippsland, Victoria, and was struck by lightning on 30 March 1887, near Forster, Gippsland, whilst lying on a fern stump.
Silver plated hunter case; silver mostly removed.

Dial is badly discoloured. Works also badly corroded.

Key wound spring; lever escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr James Devlin, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 4.8 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, 55478, london lever, 24100, 116495, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked '53136'. Plate screwed onto watch plate marked 'The London Lever Registered'. Case has Birmingham hallmark for 1883, and is also marked with 'W.H.' and '53137'.
User: Mr James Devlin, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1887

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