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Fruitwood Gunter's Quadrant

Auction:
2314
Lot:
560
Sold for:
$2,703$2,300

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Fruitwood Gunter's Quadrant, England, 18th century, with incised lines and punched characters, divided 0-90, the calendar scale with dates of the solstices marked with fleur-de-lis, the horary quadrant with locations of five bright stars, also listed in the shadow square, with one two brass pinhole sights and hole in side for plumb-bob storage, radius 5 1/2 in.

The named stars are given as follows: PW for Pegasus, Arc for Arcturus, Lh for lion's heart/Regulus, Be for bull's-eye/Aldebaran and Vh for vulture's eye/Altair.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

United Kingdom, Measuring instruments