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SimonRL

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Murton Colliery Pocket Watch
Posted: 27/08/2012 14:14:22
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I was sent these photos of a pocket watch engraved with Murton Colliery:



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The watch belonged to a Tom Flynn, who emigrated to Canada (the engraved name is somebody else). The watch now belongs to Tom Flynn's grandson who wondered if it might have been a company memento / retirement gift etc.

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Morton Colliery Pocket Watch
Posted: 27/08/2012 14:24:46
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Is it Morton or Murton?

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Murton Colliery Pocket Watch
Posted: 27/08/2012 14:29:03
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My mistake - it is Murton Blush

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Morton Colliery Pocket Watch
Posted: 27/08/2012 14:31:25
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Simon, it might help to know when he retired. I used to repair watches (as a hobby) in a previous life & that looks very like an "English Lever" probably dating 1850-1900, although not an expert on dates.
It might have been a bit mean to give a watch that wasn't new...

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