Walnut and Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass Attributed to Benjamin Hanks
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Walnut and Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass Attributed to Benjamin Hanks, Connecticut, late 18th century, 6-inch dia. engraved paper card with fleur-de-lis at North, outer perimeter of card and silvered needle ring scale calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, engraved center with blued steel needle on a brass lifter arm, beaded brass bezel, mahogany limb with bone and brass vernier and adjustment screw on the underside, CF stamped on one end, screw-on brass sights and the lower portion of the walnut carrying case, lg. 16 in.
Soft solder repair on underside tripod attachment collar, lacking top half of carrying case.