11-03-2005 11-03-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
November 3, 2005 10:00 AMCalender

Fruitwood Gunter's Quadrant

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


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


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