|Object ID #||1957.027.006|
|Object Name||Watch, Pocket|
|Title||1850s Pocket Watch|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1853|
|Year Range to||1910|
|Place of Origin||United States of America/Nova Scotia, Canada?|
|Description||Man's key-wind pocket watch. This is a silver-cased pocket watch. The crystal area of the watch lifts open by means of a small lip at the bottom (hinged at top). The numbers are Roman numerals. The hands are made of copper and have a small arrow on the hour hand only. There is a circle, 1.5 cm in diameter, which is flat in the middle of the crystal. On the back, on a small coin-like cover that is also 1.5 cm in diameter, is a Star of David (Jewish symbol) and the engraving "1853 United States of America". This coin-like cover can be slid to access where one winds the watch. The top of the watch has a watch loop.|
|Provenance||This pocket watch was found amidst items from the Estate of Martha J. Urquhart (d.1939) of Owen Sound, Ontario. In the 1932 Vernon's Directory of Owen Sound, she was listed as the widow of Donald P. Urquhart. A note found with the watch had said that this watch was made by a "Mac Troup" of Halifax. This is debatable as it has United States of America printed on it. It was more likely an American piece imported and sold through a watchmaker/jeweller named Mac Troup? After 1939, the item was kept by Margaret Melbourne Carrie (nee Kilbourn) of Owen Sound, whose mother was a Margaret Paterson and a relative of Martha Urquhart's.|
|Collection||Horology, 19th-c Collection|
|Material||Silver/Crystal or glass?/Metal/Copper|
|Dimensions||D-2.4 Dia-5.2 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Urquhart, Martha J.
Urquhart, Donald P.
Paterson (Patterson), Anne Jane
Paterson (Patterson), Robert "Bobby Cash"
|Subjects||Clocks & watches|