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Brass Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
2502
Lot:
734
Sold for:
$326$275

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

Description:

Brass Surveyor's Compass, unsigned, probably America, with 6 1/2 in. dia. engraved brass dial with compass rose and fleur-de-lis at North, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand, the limb with vernier adjustment and screw-on sights, all on a custom turned brass display stand, lg. 15, ht. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

instrument in polished condition but without any significant repairs or replacements.

Keywords

steel hand, Circumferentor, Compass, Measuring instruments, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass