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Brass Surveyor's Compass by James Reed & Company

Auction:
2502
Lot:
731
Sold for:
$385$325

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

Description:

Brass Surveyor's Compass by James Reed & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with 6 1/2 in. dia. silvered brass dial signed James Reed & Co. Pittsburg Pa No.456, bearings in block lettering, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand, screw-on sights and brass cover, lg. 14 1/2, ht. 10 in.
Estimate $400-600

Brass in mellow oxidized surface, no significant repairs or replacements.

Keywords

James Reed & Company, steel hand, Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, Brass, Brass instruments, Circumferentor, Compass, Measuring instruments, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass, Reed