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Hamilton Pocket Watch

Hamilton Pocket Watch

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Description
The Smithsonian received this watch from J. R. Wells in memory of his father Henry Gilbert "Doc" Wells, an engineer on Southern Railroad, Washington Division, who operated steam engine No. 1401, now on exhibit in the National Museum of American History.
The Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, made this watch movement about 1907. It has a full-plate nickel movement with the model name Grade 940 and a serial number 686525. It has an open-face nickel case and a white enamel railroad-style dial with not only hour numerals but also minute numerals and marks 1 through 60.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
watch
date made
ca 1907-1910
manufacturer
Hamilton Watch Co.
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (watch case material)
metal (watch movement material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
ME.334015
catalog number
334015
accession number
306601
serial number
686585
Credit Line
J. R. Wells in memory of Henry Gilbert "Doc" Wells
subject
Timekeeping
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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