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Benjamin Leigh's Pocket Watch, c. 1850, (Thomas Frederick Cooper)

This London made pocket watch was produced for the American market by Thomas Frederick Cooper. The watch is engraved with the initials 'BHL' on the cover. The movement is marked 'T.F. Cooper, 6 Calthorpe St., Grays Inn Road, London.' The case and movement are both marked with the number 5940. The watch was carried by Mr. Leigh throughout his Civil War service. Loan courtesy of the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA.

photo of the inside case of Thomas Frederick Cooper's pocket watch. engraving revealed

Watch, Pocket, 3/4 plate, fusee, duplex escapement, split bimetallic compensated balance, jewelled to 3rd wheel, maintaining power, top plate engraved T. F. Cooper, 6 Calthorpe Street, Grays Inn Road, London, No. 6486. Enamel dial marked T. F. Cooper, London, single sunk Roman dial marked T. F. Cooper, London -- Found in Catalog Number: 83.82.1291

photo of the movement of Thomas Frederick Cooper's pocket watch

Watch, Pocket, Watch Movement, Full plate, fusee, duplex escapement, oversprung split bimetallic compensated balance, solid engraved cock with regulator, jewelled to 3rd wheel, top plate cut away in two places to view escapement, maintaining power, dust cover missing, barrel bridge signed T. F. Cooper, 6, Calthorpe Street, Gray’s Inn Road, single sunk Roman dial marked T. F. Cooper, London -- Found in Catalog Number: 83.82.2496

photo of the movement of Thomas Frederick Cooper's pocket watch

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