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Pocket Watch

From the Collection of Creswick Museum Town Hall Building 70-72 Albert Street Creswick Victoria

Description
Brass outer case Pocket Watch with ceramic face. 1 to 12 are in Roman numerals. Fusee workings. Cracked face between 1 & 2.
Internal Fusee workings with diamond and rubies. Pierced pattern metal case.
Size
4.6 diameter
Object Registration
00011
Keywords
pocket watch, fusee movement, capt, john hepburn, smeaton
Historical information
The watch was presented to the Museum by John Stuart Hepburn's Great Great Grandson. Before travelling to Australia he was a seafarer in the Merchant Navy. In 1835 he was an Overlander. Capt. Hepburn returned in 1837 with his family to Victoria and was an early pastoralist and took up land at Smeaton. He died at Smeaton House in 1860 aged 57.
When Made
1810
Made By
J (T or I) Maddock (Maker)
Significance
Associated with Capt.John Hepburn
Inscriptions & Markings
Inside case T (?) Maddock London AD 1810
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM