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September 12, 2012

Pocket watch

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Pocket watch

English detached lever escapement pocket watch.  The watch was used by Corporal John Nelson of the 6th Minnesota Regiment during the Civil War.  Manufactured between 1840 and 1853 by Edward J. Dent of London, a renowned clock maker.

For details, view the watch in our online collections database.

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