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Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch

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Description
A Washington, D.C., policeman, Thomas Oriani, received this watch as a Christmas present in 1890 from the jewelers on his Seventh Street beat in appreciation for his keeping a protective eye on their businesses.
The watch movement—marked “Appleton, Tracy & Co., Waltham, Mass.” and with serial number 4299303—was made by the American Waltham Watch Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
watch
date made
ca 1890
maker
American Waltham Watch Co.
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (watch case material)
nickel (watch movement material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
ME.315931
catalog number
315931
accession number
225007
Credit Line
William J. Oriani, Mrs. Edith Oriani Fitzgerald, Mrs. Ethel Oriani Reel, Mrs. Helen Oriani Collins
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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