Pocket watch

Production date
1786
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Restored silver pair-cased pocket watch, attributed to HMS Pandora surgeon, George Hamilton. .
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Measurements
Case dia 56, Case th. 26
Media/Materials description
Silver, brass
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. This silver, pair-cased pocket watch was found in association with medical instruments and attributed to HMS Pandora surgeon, George Hamilton. Signed 'J & J Jackson, London' and numbered '9866' with a '1786' hallmark.

HMS Pandora
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Registration number
MA110

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