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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

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

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

Height 4.25

Length 5

Width 14

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

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 script logo


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Image Caption CMY2853A-B



Date MAR 27,2015

Summary Good

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