Pocket Watch, 1850-1875

Summary

Pocket watches were the first mechanical devices to catch Henry Ford's fancy. He made his first successful repair at the age of 13, when he removed the casing on schoolmate Albert Hutchings's watch and extracted a sliver from the works. Hutchings's family donated this watch, believed to be the original, to the Henry Ford Museum in 1933.

Pocket watches were the first mechanical devices to catch Henry Ford's fancy. He made his first successful repair at the age of 13, when he removed the casing on schoolmate Albert Hutchings's watch and extracted a sliver from the works. Hutchings's family donated this watch, believed to be the original, to the Henry Ford Museum in 1933.

Artifact

Pocket watch

Date Made

1850-1875

 On Exhibit

at Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

33.164.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Myrta Hutchings

Material

Silver (Metal)
Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.048 in

Inscriptions

Dial: ROB'T ROSKELL / LIVERPOOL Case: 6007 Dust Cover: ROB'T ROSKELL/LIVERPOOL/PATENT LEVER Dust Cover Inside: JW/6007

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