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John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones's Watch

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Silver watch in a tin case inscribed `J.P.J.` on the back, a gift to John Paul Jones from C.R. Arbigland in 1765.

 

This silver watch is reputed to have been given to John Paul Jones in 1765. John Paul Jones is credited with being the founder of the United States Navy. He led a small force which terrorized the coast of Scotland during the American War of Independence and his activities brought renewed demands for a Scottish militia.

Materials/Media:
Silver watch with tin case
Dimensions:
79 x 58 x 20 mm
Source:
National Museums Scotland
Accession number:
M.1955.577
Digital Number:
NMAC002n
Creation Date:
1765
Copyright:
Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland


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