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Brass and Copper Ship Binnacle Compass by A. Leitz Company

Auction:
2502
Lot:
511
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Brass and Copper Ship Binnacle Compass by A. Leitz Company, San Francisco, California, the standing compass with polished copper helmet top, glazed opening to the gimbaled liquid compass calibrated in the usual manner and marked A. Leitz Co. San Francisco, sliding rear viewing port, the heavy cast bronze base with applied maker's plaque for the "Standard Binnacle" and serial #23098, adjustable iron balls for magnetic compensation, sliding convex door and pedestal base, ht. 54 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

A. Leitz Company, Binnacle, Compass, Magnetism, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass