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Pocket Compass by George Leighton Whitehouse

Auction:
2170
Lot:
202
Sold for:
$294$250

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Auction:
Sale #2170 - 2170
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Pocket Compass by George Leighton Whitehouse, Dover, New Hampshire, circa 1850, with 2 1/4-inch printed dial divided in four quadrants but without cardinal points, steel needle and mahogany case and lid, 2 3/4 in. square.

For a biography of Whitehouse, see the makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700 Vol. II, by Charles Smart.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

George Leighton Whitehouse, New Hampshire, Dover, steel needle, Charles Smart, Compass, Measuring instruments, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass, Travel