Circa 1906 Dan Patch Brand Stop Watch to Time Horses
One of the earlier pieces of celebrity merchandising was for the horse that never lost. Magnificent engraved portrait of the great pacer fills the back case with his unbeatable "1'55'" mark below. Works like a clock to this day, the stopwatch has the "Dan Patch" name right on the face gold filled by New England Watch Company with 12-hour dial and Arabic numerals. Marketed to time race horses, hence the rarity.
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