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Brass Circumferentor by James White

Auction:
2502
Lot:
735
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Circumferentor by James White, with 6-inch silvered dial engraved James White, Glasgow, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, needle ring calibrated in individual degrees 0-90 through four quadrants, polished steel needle with lifter, two vials and a circular bubble level, the compass box mounted on short arm with staff mount and folding sights, lg. 9 x ht. 10 3/4, (re-lacquered), in dovetailed mahogany case with label in lid: By Appointment to the University, James White, Optician, Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker. 209 Saughiehall St. & 16, 18 Cambridge St., Glasgow, case wd. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-400

Keywords

Glasgow, James White, steel needle, Philosophical Instrument Maker, Circumferentor, Compass