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Vernier Pocket Compass by W. & L. E. Gurley

Auction:
2345
Lot:
113
Sold for:
$264$225

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

Description:

Vernier Pocket Compass by W. & L. E. Gurley, Troy, N.Y., with 4 1/4-inch silvered dial, engraved star at North, East and West points reversed, blued-steel needle on steel lifting-arm, needle ring divided 0-90° in four quadrants, two inset brass vials, and lacquered-brass compass box with outside vernier (lacking screw) and folding sights, in fitted mahogany case with maker's label and ball-and-socket head.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Troy, blued-steel needle, steel lifting-arm, label and ball-and-socket head , Brass instrument, Compass, Hex key, Islamic culture, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass, Salat, Vernier, Switzerland