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Pocket Watch - Rotherhams, London, 1887 Object Reg. No: ST 026503

Gents pocket watch, silver hunter case, Rotherhams, London, no 78285, 1887.

Presented to Joseph Sleeman, Glenmaggie, 24 May 1893. Joseph Sleeman was the Glenmaggie school teacher from 1888 to 1904.
Silver hunter case. White dial has roman numerals and seconds hand at 6.

Key wound spring; lever escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs P. Oates, 1968
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.7 cm (Width), 5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, 775716, 280743, leopard, horology, 2880
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Dial and back plate are marked 'Rotherhams, London'. Has London hallmark for 1886-1887 (uncrowned leopard, capital L in pointed shield). Inner cover is marked 'Joseph Steeman, Glenmaggie, 24:5:93'. Serial number 78285.
Maker: Rotherhams, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1887
Presented To: Mr Joseph Sleeman, Glenmaggie, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1893


Linda Posted on 05 Dec 2009 10:25 AM
No a question - a comment. The person in question is Joseph Sleeman (not Steeman), the Glenmaggie school teacher from 1888 to 1904. I am unclear as to the reason for this presentation - it was not upon his departure from the school.
Discovery Centre Posted on 14 Dec 2009 9:39 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, thanks for your comment about the spelling. We've referred your question to one of our History & Technology curators for their advice. We’ll get back to you soon with some more information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Dec 2009 12:57 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Linda, the History & Technology department have corrected the spelling in this entry and it will appear on the website when it is updated. Thanks so much for your feedback!
Douglas Posted on 21 Sep 2010 10:24 PM
I have recently recieved an old pocket watch from my family. It has the maker Alfred Bish on the dial along with Masterton NZ. My research has shown that he was a watchmaker born in 1848 died in 1917, twice being mayor of masterton
The watch is hallmarked stirling silver london (Uncrowned Leopard) Roman C in shield (!878)Maker mark is JO or JQ
My question is in regards to movements. Is there a list of movement manufacturers that I can refer to? the movements of a lot of watches all seem to be extremely similar. It is a fusee lever construction with gold balance wheel but I cannot tell how many jewells it is The serial number on it is 66254
Is there a reference book or refernce website to check and identfy the source of the movement?
Best wishes

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