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Object Name Watch, Pocket
Catalog Number 0985.11.00141
Date c. 1853
Description Pocket watch: Silver hunting case with anthemion design on front and back, marked, "#3890/LOCLE/Chs F. Tissot & Sons". The watch is also marked, "patent lever/Compensated Balance/Full Ruby Jewelled Straight Line". The inside of the case is marked, "Patent Lever/Compensated Balance/Full Ruby Jeweled/Straight-Line/Ch. F. Tifsot & Son (?)/ Locle." The dial is white enamel, size 20+, single sunk, with Roman numerals, and inset second dial. The crystal, minute hand, and hour hand are missing, and there are losses in the enamel. The mechanism is key wind, unjeweled, with bar movement and uncut balance wheel. It has a chain, fob, and key. Stem extends from body at the 3:30 position.
Dimensions H-2.5 W-2 D-0.5 inches
Owned Charles H. Robertson
Owner Regiment 7th Tennessee Infantry
Made Charles F. Tissot and Sons
Provenance Charles H. Robertson carried this pocket watch during the war in the heel of his boot. He served in the 7th Tennesee Infantry.
People Robertson, Charles H.