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Brass Surveying Vernier Compass by Brown and Hunt

Auction:
2502
Lot:
727
Sold for:
$711$600

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

Description:

Brass Surveying Vernier Compass by Brown and Hunt, New York, 5 1/2 in. dia. silvered brass engraved dial signed Brown & Hunt, New York, fleur-de-lis at North, other cardinal points in block lettering, needle ring engraved 0-90 in four quadrants, central engraved ribband, blued steel needle, limbs with vernier adjustment dial and thumb screw, "T" vials, screw on sights and ball head tripod attachment, lg. 15 in.
Estimate $500-700

Instrument in old surface, remains of original silvering on dial, blued needle repaired at end.

Keywords

Hunt, steel needle, Engraving, Metalworking, Qibla compass