Pardon Miller

Pardon Miller was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1797 and worked as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker from 1822 to 1850. His shop was at 47 Cheapside Street in 1836 where he advertised spectacles, thermometers, English and French watches, chairs, silver spoons, and beads in gold or silver. Later, in 1844, he was located at 24 North Main Street (Voss).

Pardon Miller Pocket Watch

Pardon Miller Pocket Watch

Providence Pocket Watch

This watch was acquired in 2016 from Alan Treherne, longtime member of the Antiquarian Horological Society who served in many leadership roles.

Average quality fusee and verge movement, engraved P. Miller, Providence, serial number 4891, with turned baluster pillars and enamel dial and seconds.

Early American Watch
Rhode Island Watch

TS Case Maker's Mark


English consular case unusually has two sets of different date marks, original to the watch. Birmingham assay date letter "L" on the dome for 1832-33, and Birmingham assay date letter "K" on the back for 1833-34. Case maker's mark "T.S" likely for Thomas Spicer of Coventry.

Additional References and recommended reading:

  • William Erik Voss, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~silversmiths/makers/silversmiths