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Surveyor's Compass with Level by Troughton & Simms

Auction:
2345
Lot:
100
Sold for:
$353$300

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Surveyor's Compass with Level by Troughton & Simms, London, re-lacquered brass, with unengraved 4-inch dia. dial, blued-steel needle supporting silvered needle ring with engraved divisions 0-360°, brass lifting arm, magnifier, 14-inch telescope engraved Troughton & Simms, London, and 10-inch vial, on four-screw leveling base, ht. 6 3/4 in., (mechanical functions defective, telescope once soldered, now detached); and a later tripod.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

London, Surveyor , blued-steel needle supporting, Cartography, Circumferentor, Compass, Levelling, Qibla compass, Troughton, Troughton & Simms