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Object ID 003130

Object Name Ingersoll Pocket watch

Object Desc A gold colored pocketwatch by Ingersoll.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002822

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Timepieces


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 3

Object Date

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

Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 0.34

Depth 0

Diameter 1.88

Circumference 5.9

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ingersoll

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


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Image Caption CMY2822



Date MAR 21,2015

Summary Poor

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