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Pocket watch and key

Object Number: 
1944.81ab
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Silver, glass, enamel; textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (8.3 x 1.9 x 5.7 cm) Part (key): 1 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/8 in. (3.2 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm) Part (tex
Marks: 
engraving: on movement: "Mat. Laflin/ 96728/ Patent Pinion/ Elgin TW" engraving: on casing: "7927" engraving: on back of casing: "M & B/ warranteed/ coin silver/ 7927"
Description: 
Silver pocket watch with ribbon and key; silver casing has scroll engraving on front and flower engraving on reverse; round pendant knob with round bow; glass face; white enamel dial with black roman numeral hours and minute markings; second aperture at VI with Arabic numeral seconds and second hand; label of maker below XII; geometric engraving on inside of back of casing. Red ribbon tied to bow and to key. Silver key with ovoid loop at top, ring attached at middle and cylindrical stem.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William H. Dey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group