Historical Watch & Clock Contributions
from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Ober Clock
  • Eby Clock
  • Shreiner Clock
  • Eberman Clock
  • Hamilton No1 Watch
  • Adams Perry Watch
  • Lancaster Watch
  • Dudley Watch
  • Hamilton Archives
  • This Pennsylvania Pillar & Scroll shelf clock (ca. 1830) made by Henry Ober has a cherry case with a mahogany veneer and bird's eye maple door panel, containing an 8-day cast brass time and strike movement. Origin: Elizabethtown, PA
  • This Tall Case Clock (Ca. 1803-1815) has a beautifully ornate Federal tall case of cherry, containing an 8-day time and strike brass movement, dead beat escapement, rack and snail strike. The painted iron moon dial is signed Jacoby Eby, Manheim. Origin: Manheim, PA
  • Tall Case Clock containing an 8-day, seven-tune musical, brass three-weight movement (ca. 1810) and an Anchor recoil escapement. Federal style mahogany case. Hour bell marked "G. Ainsworth, Warrn." (Warrington, England). Painted iron moon dial with farm scene and seascape signed "Martin Shreiner, Lancaster, No 201." Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • Turret Clock (ca. 1785) with an 8-day time and hour strike tower clock movement. Rebuilt in 1854 by Joseph Eberman and in 1878 by Godfried M. Zahm. Made by John Eberman, Jr. Place of Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • Pocket Watch (date: 4-21-1896): 18 size, Grade 936, 17 jewels, adjusted, full plate, nickel, single roller, lever set, open face, double sunk Roman dial with red marginal Arabic figures, marked "Hamilton Watch Co. Serial No. 1." Maker: Hamilton Watch Company. Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • Pocket Watch (ca. 1877): 18 Size, Model 1, serial no. 1456, 20 jewels, 3/4 Plate, Gilt, Breguet hair spring, Stem Wind, Pendant Set, Hunting. Movement marked, "Lancaster Watch Penna." Made by Adams & Perry, sold by Lancaster Watch Company. Single sunk Roman dial marked Lancaster, Pa. Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • Pocket Watch (ca. 1886): 18 size, Model 3, No. 26, "Elberon", serial no. 111669, 10 jewels, 3/4 plate, gilt, patent dust proof, covered balance with mica window, lever set, hunting, single sunk Roman dial marked Keystone Watch Company, Keystone pattern hands. Made by Keystone Standard Watch Company. Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • Pocket Watch (ca. 1922): 14 size, Masonic Model 1, Serial number 1139, 19 jewels, stem wound and pendant set. 14K gold open faced case marked "986423". Silvered, art deco style dial with Roman numerals, seconds bit at 6:00 position, and marked "Dudley" below 12:00 position. Made by Dudley Watch Company. Origin: Lancaster, PA
  • The National Watch & Clock Museum maintains a large archive of documents from the famed Hamilton Watch Company, including hand written notes about their earliest creations, original drawings of Hamilton’s marine chronometers from WWII, company work orders, memos and ledgers. This outstanding archive includes vintage timepieces, advertisements, company newsletters and video testimonials from former employees-- significant to the history of Lancaster County, PA, and the industry as a whole. Origin: Lancaster, PA

The National Watch and Clock Museum would like to thank the following Friends of the Collection for their donations of $100 and above

Foundations and Agencies

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
ExxonMobil Foundation
Lubrizol Foundation


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Anonymous (15)
Nancy L. Ankrum
S. P. Auerbach
Luis H. Ball
Robert Ballenger
Peter Barrett
Lorian S. Beard
Marie Bender
Dale E. Beske
James F. Blinder
Nick and Judy Bonura
Richard A. Brewer
William R. and Patricia Bryan
Don Bugh
L. H. Burks
Robert B. and Patricia F. Burton
Conrad M. Chanzit
Janet Clarke
Al and Cheryl Comen
James H. and Renee D. Coulson
Betty B. Crouse
Andrew and Linda Dervan
Franklin and Patty Dey
Carl Dreher, Ph.D.
E. Al Dubin
Nancy W. Dyer
William J. Dyke
Michael Edidin
Richard M. Edmonston
Patrick J. Fay
Richard L. Fyans
Robert and Frances Geier
Elizabeth H. Gemmill
Roger J. Gendron
John Gillespie
Richard C. Godfrey
Jack R. Goldberg
David A. and Claudia Goodman
George F. and Cathy Goolsby
Wayne R. Griffin
David Hardy
Earl Harlamert
David C. Hayward
Chester A. Hicks
Richard W. Hill
Jay and Pat Holloway
S. Hyman
Fred Ingram
Dr. Joseph M. Jabbour
Andrew C. Jacobs
Philip J. Johansen and Sue Tripp
Billy B. and Ruth Anne Johnson
Kenneth J. and Yvonne Johnston
George Kabacinski
James E. Kemp
Dale O. and Virginia Kiesewetter
John G. Kirk
Harold Glenn and Sherry Kitts
Peter Korpan
Carole Kreiss
H. C. Kresge, Jr.
James D. and Wyoma Kuhn
Jeffrey Lehmann
Bart Lippincott
David Longenecker
David B. and Judith B. Lowe
Travis Luckenbaugh
Lee Marinaccio
Robert McClelland
William McGill
Thomas W. and Jane L. McIntyre
Dale Meyer
Paul Middents, Capt. USN Retired
Richard A. Nehls
Stuart Nightenhelser
Janet and Russ Oechsle
John Okonski
Robert M. and Paula C. Otto
Laurence and Betty Pearson
Brian Poi
Noel B. Poirier
Anthony Prasil
T. K. Preddy, Jr.
Andrew Reese
Ian K. Roome
Carroll and Peggy Rosamond
Donald and Ruth Saff
Bill Said, Jr.
Joseph P. Sayers
Larry J. Schaaf
R. J. and Yahna Schoenberger
Ronald G. Starnes
Jonathan R. Start
Martin A. VanCoevering
John W. Viglione
John Vinzant and Linda Murphy
Tom Wallace
Jim Weber
Franklin F. and Cynthia Webster, III
Nolene M. Wheeler
David Zenk

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Donations and Pledges received 4.01.2016 - 3.31.2017

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