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Brass Theodolite by W. & L. E. Gurley

Auction:
2345
Lot:
115
Sold for:
$411$350

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

Description:

Brass Theodolite by W. & L. E. Gurley, Troy, N.Y., with silvered 5 1/4-inch dial, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed and engraved in large capitals, blued-steel needle with central brass clamp, needle ring divided 0-90° in four quadrants with divisions continuing to inner rim, horizontal plate with opposite silvered verniers, vials, and A-frames supporting 12-inch telescope with bronzed finish and calibrated vial, ht. level 9 3/4 in., (lacking vertical circle), in mahogany case with early maker's label William Gurley, Lewis E. Gurley, Civil Engineers' and Surveyors' Instruments, Fulton St., near Union Railroad Depot, Troy, N.Y.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

William Gurley, Troy, blued-steel needle, Lewis E. Gurley, Union Railroad Depot