Dent of London pocket watch and fob tool

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Description English pocket watch made by Edward J. Dent of London, England, a renowned clock maker. The watch is in an engraved silver case and is accompanied by a retractable pencil chain fob tool. There is no chain or winding key. The gold-plated copper retractable graphite pencil has a purple gemstone on one end and would have been attached to the watch chain. The watch belonged to Corporal John Nelson of the 6th Minnesota Regiment, who used it during the Civil War.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5.5 centimeters diameter (8787.A, watch)
1.2 centimeters depth (8787.A, watch)
4.5 centimeters length (8787.B, retractable pencil)
Nomenclature Pocket watch
Creation Made by: Dent, Edward John
Made in London, England
Subjects Owned/used by: Nelson, Corporal John
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865), Company I
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used in United States
Used in Civil War, 1861-1865
Made in London, England
Clothing. Men's Jewelry. Watches
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1840 - Not later than 1853

Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8787.A,B

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