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Pocket watch belonging to Benjamin Lincoln

Pocket watch belonging to Benjamin Lincoln Gold, brass, enamel


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    This pocket watch belonged to Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), a major general in the Continental Army.

    A gold bull’s eye pocket watch in a consular pair case with a broken fly spring and a crack near the pendant. It has a white enamel face, chipped at 12 o’clock, black chapters, Arabic numerals, and white metal hands. Full plate movement. Ornamentally engraved balance cock. The bow and pendant have been replaced and there is a broken chain from watch works. Makers’ marks: "las Hendon--London 4043" on full plate. Lion passant / crowned leopard’s head / "L"/ "RP" under "6"; and illegible mark on the reverse of both inner case and case back.