Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch.

Made:
1953 in England
maker:
Ingersoll Limited
Dan Dare pocket watch, by Ingersoll. Front oblique view. Displayed on gallery. Dan Dare pocket watch, by Ingersoll. Front oblique view. Gallery display. Colour profile: Adobe RGB 1998 Gamma 2.2

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Dan Dare pocket watch, by Ingersoll. Front oblique view. Displayed on gallery.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Dan Dare pocket watch, by Ingersoll. Front oblique view. Gallery display. Colour profile: Adobe RGB 1998 Gamma 2.2
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch with pin-pallet lever escapement by Ingersoll Ltd., Great Britain, 1953. The dial shows a helmeted Dan Dare holding a ray gun, with a monster approaching. The emblem of the 'Eagle' children's comic is impressed in the back of case.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1985-1914
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), chromium plated, glass and steel (metal)
type:
pocket watch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • watch
credit:
Sotheby's (Billinghurst)