18th century pocket watch and case

Contributed by Old York Historical Society


18th century pocket watch and case belonged to York, Maine cabinetmaker and engineer Major Samuel Sewall (1724-1814). The watch mechanism is of the key wound chain driven type with a gold outer case marked with an unidentified, English, probably London, hallmark. The gilded brass repousse case is decorated on its back with a scene of five people in Roman dress and is lined with maroon silk. Over the silk is inserted a lining paper with an equation of solar time table engraved "John Roulstone/clock/and Watch Maker Next/Door to the Lamb/Boston." John Roulstone advertised as being active in Boston in 1763.

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About This Item

  • Title: 18th century pocket watch and case
  • Creator: John Roulstone
  • Creation Date: circa 1763
  • Subject Date: circa 1763
  • Location: York, York County, ME
  • Media: Gold, silver, brass, enamel, silk, paper
  • Local Code: 1992.139
  • Collection: Old Gaol Museum Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552

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