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Early Brass Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
2502
Lot:
738
Sold for:
$830$700

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

Description:

Early Brass Surveyor's Compass, attributed to Dodd, America, late 18th Century, 6-in. dia. silvered dial with compass rose, calibrated needle ring 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand with brass lifter, brass half-moon scale calibrated 0-50 in two directions with brass spade hand, brass limb with sprit levels and tripod collar, lg. 15 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Brass limb and spirit levels probably of later origin.

Keywords

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