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Three Surveying Pieces

Auction:
2314
Lot:
586
Sold for:
$176$150

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

Description:

Three Surveying Pieces, a manuscript design for a marine compass, signed and dated James Edward Whitney, 1874, in embossed-leather photographic case, (lid detached); a brass compass alidade with fixed sight vanes; and a lacquered-brass surveyor's cross.
Estimate $300-400

Keywords

James Edward Whitney, lacquered-brass surveyor , Alidade, Brass instruments, Compass, Leather, Measuring instruments, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass