Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Receipt - Pocket Watch, John Bennett, London, 1881 Document Reg. No: HT 3537

Receipt issued by John Bennett, Watch Clock and Instrument Maker, 65 Cheapside, London, England, to Mr Coleman, Ealing, 26 May 1881. The receipt is for a silver lever pocket watch (registered at ST 46057) The price was 6 pounds, 9 shillings and 6 pence.
Ornate letterhead in red and purple ink, with illustration of clockface, and prize medals. Has been folded and stored in envelope.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Coleman, 2001
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: pocket watches, receipts, 3633, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Printed in red and purple in ornate script:" Bought of John Bennett / Watch clock and Instrument Maker / TO HER MAJESTY, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY / THE BOARD OF ORDNANCE, THE ADMIRALTY, / The Board of Trade / THE BRITISH , INDIAN, RUSSIAN, PERSIAN AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS, / THE PRINCIPAL RAILWAY COMPANIES. / 65, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON E.C."
Handwritten May 26/81 / Mr Coleman, /Ealing"
Printed "REFERENCE NUMBER", handwritten "3012"
Printed "WATCH" ,handwritten "6 /16 /6"
Printed "No" , handwritten "36892"
Price, handwritten 6 / 9 / 6.
Maker: Mr John Bennett, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 26 May 1881
Original Owner: Mr George Coleman, England, Great Britain, 26 May 1881


Brian eeder Posted on 01 Apr 2010 7:17 AM
John Bennett pocket watch serial no. 15854.
what is it's value ?
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Apr 2010 11:52 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Brian, unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. For a list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, see their website at http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cgp

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No