- Thomas P Joyce, Watch and Clock Maker
- 228 Stretford New Road, Manchester
- Circa 1865, 51 x 51mm (2 x 2in)
Watchpapers were used to prevent dust from entering the inside of a pocket watch. They were placed between the works and the outer case. This unused example of a Victorian watchpaper has not been cut round with scissors to fit the watch.
Besides being just a slip of protective paper here, as in many instances, it is used as a vehicle for advertising the other services offered by the watchmaker: Jewellery repaired, clocks wound by yearly contract and Gold wedding rings and engraving neatly executed.