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Object Name Watch, Pocket
Catalog Number 1950.29
Maker Robert Roskell & Company
Date ca. 1810
Material(s) Silver/Glass/Brass/Ceramic/Paper
Dimensions H-3 W-2.25 D-1 inches
Description This object is a silver pocket watch with an enamel face with Roman numerals. There is a subdial for minutes. The face is protected by a hinged glass cover. The watch sits inside a larger case with a frame for the front.There is a compartment in the back of casing where four pieces of paper are located. These appear to be manufacturing and retail labels. There is a fob loop and the watch has a rack-lever escapement.
Notes According to the family this watch belonged to Governor James Clark.
Collection J. Ballard Clark Collection
People Robert Roskell & Company
James Clark
Subjects Watch
Pocket watches
Search Terms Watch
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS