Watch key

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas Harland Sr. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Norwich, New London, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1787-1798

  • Materials:

    Brass

  • Techniques:

    Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    1961.0104 B


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1961.0104 B

Object Name

Watch key

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Thomas Harland Sr. (Maker)
1735-1807
Richard Newman, former President of the National Association of Clock and Watch Collectors, September 2013, stated that: "I have copies of some of the research notes on one of Harland's apprentices, Jedediah Baldwin, and it is clear from his (Baldwin's) repair records that Harland sequentially numbered his watches. The earliest occurrences of Harland's serrial numbers that I have seen are in the 500's recorded in 1793, so I think that provides reasonable evidence that your #481 was likely made by (or imported by) Harland prior to 1793."

Place of Origin

Norwich, New London, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

Date

1787-1798

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Cast

Dimensions (inches)

1.26 (L) , 0.512 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.2 (L) , 1.3 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Quimby, Ian M. G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
Published: p. 115, no. 73