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Object Name Watch, Pocket
Catalog Number 83.82.1185
Collection Watch
Description Pocket watch, open face; plain, gold, single-case with milled rim, pill box pattern, high, bull's eye glass. White enamel dial; short, heavy Arabic numerals placed radially (unusual) encircled by seconds in small Arabic numerals by fives, also placed radially; face inscribed "NORTON"; copper hands, no seconds.
Movement; French verge; flat brass balance; pierced and carved circular bridge, edge of face plate milled; plain plate inscribed "Norton"; no date or number.
Verge, movement marked Norton. Gold colored case, unmarked. Dial morked Norton.
Maker Norton
Place of Origin Unknown
Notes James Arthur Collection notes say, "Britten and Abbott both list several 'Nortons,' all about the end of the eighteenth century, and all English; this is a French piece of work of an early date. I should think about 1790, but I do not know how it comes to be ascribed to 'Norton.' D.W.H."
Serial Number(s) none