Object ID 003130
Object Name Ingersoll Pocket watch
Object Desc A gold colored pocketwatch by Ingersoll.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002822
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
Start Year Range 1919
End Year Range 1944
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords watches,pocketwatches,Ingersoll,
Title Ingersoll Pocketwatch
Description An Ingersoll Waterbury Radiolite pocketwatch, with Arabic numbers. The dial is flat and metal. Metal hands for telling time. Seconds hand is missing as is the crystal. The numbers once glowed. The back plate features a faded design of a flower.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Details Created by brothers Robert and Charles Ingersoll in 1892. Featured at the Columbian Exposition and the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Under contract with the Waterbury Clock Company from New Jersey. Radiolite watches, or watches that could light up the dial, began in 1919. Waterbury acquired the name in 1942 and still uses it today.
Maker Mark Ingersoll
Date MAR 21,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The watch is missing its crystal and seconds hand. The other hands are rusting. The watch is not running anymore, and does not light up. The metal dial has numerous pockmarks and scratches. The design on the back has worn and the "gold" is tarnishing around the bow and crown.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 3 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin