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Brass Gimbaled Surveyor's Compass by Davis & Son

Auction:
2502
Lot:
741
Sold for:
$178$150

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

Description:

Brass Gimbaled Surveyor's Compass by Davis & Son, London & Derby, 5 in. dia. silvered dial signed Davis & Son London & Derby No. 269, quadrant bearings in block letters and two inset spirit levels, needle ring calibrated 0-360 by degrees, steel hand, thumbscrew vernier adjustment, gimbal locking latch and 3/4 in. dial silvered dial marked Davis's Improved Arc and calibrated on two scales 0-90, and hinged sighting vanes, lg. 11 1/2, ht. 8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Compass dial loose in housing.

Keywords

Son London, Derby, steel hand, Compass, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass