Object ID 003162
Object Name Ingersoll Display Case
Object Desc A horizontal class and metal case to display Ingersoll watches.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002853a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Ingersoll,display case,timepieces,watches,
Title Ingersoll Display Case
Description A ramp-shaped display case made of metal, glass, cardboard, and felt. The metal has a wood-styled overlay and frames the glass sides. Glass is on the top and two sides of the case. At the top of the case is a metal sliding latch to open the case. Inside there is a removeable board with the Ingersoll logo on top and four metal notches to hold products. Eight rectangular cutouts are in the board to add further support for products. The case could have been on display flat on a counter or hung on a wall.
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 script logo
Date MAR 27,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes There is some spotting on the glass. The wood-styled overlay has chipped off on some parts of the case, exposing the metal underneath. The hinges have started to rust. The cardboard has some water damage.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 3 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin