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Object Name: Pocket watch and case
Date: ca. 1924
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Medium: Gold, glass, enamel; wood, brass, velvet, cardboard
Dimensions: Overall (a): 2 1/4 in. × 1/4 in. × 1 3/4 in. (5.7 × 0.6 × 4.4 cm) Overall (b): 4 1/4 × 3 3/8 × 1 1/4 in. (10.8 × 8.6 × 3.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Gold pocket watch in wood case. Watch has gold bezel enclosing glass face and white enamel dial; black arabic numeral hours with minute markings and seconds aperture at the 6; steel moon hour and minute hands; flat knob with engraved winding dial; stirrup bow; back of casing opens to reveal dedication on plate covering movement; calligraphy monogram on back of casing. Watch case is rectangular with rounded corners; shield in middle of top; finished wood; top hinged on with lock on front; interior of box is cardboard and worn purple velvet with a circular mold for the watch; padded top.
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Edmund Bramhall Child
Object Number: 1946.67ab
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Marks: dedication: on back of movement: "PRESENTED TO/ EDWIN BRAMHALL CHILD/ GENTLEMEN/ AND/ BENEFACTOR/ BY THE/ WADSWORTH AVENUE/ BAPTIST CHOIR/ AND/ SQUIRE SHORTT'S OLDE FOLKES/ FEBRUARY 9, 1924" trademark: on inside of back casing: "C.W.C.CO./ TRADEMARK/ 2573995" watch maker's mark: on dial: "WALTHAM/ U.S.A." box marking: "Danl Breton/ GENEVA." monogram: "EBC"

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This watch was presented to Edmund Bramhall Child on February 9, 1924, by the Wadsworth Avenue Baptist Choir and Squire Shortt's Olde Folkes.