Pair-cased pocket watch

Made:
1705-1737 in London
maker:
William Kipling

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Pair-cased pocket watch in pinchbeck and leather outer casing with verge escapement, made by Will Kipling, London, 1705-1737. Movement inscribed 'Will Kipling no.483'. The movement consists of silver pillars (jewelled endstone removed).

A pair-cased pocket watch consists of inner and outer cases to both protect the movement from dust and damage and as an aesthetically-pleasing attribute. This pocket watch with a verge escapement was made by Will Kipling, a watchmaker working in London in the early-eighteenth century.

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Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1916-125
Materials:
brass, enamel, leather, pinchbeck
type:
pocket watch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • watch
credit:
Mr. Evan Roberts

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