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Rare Brass Plain Surveyor's Compass by Zehra Peck

Auction:
2345
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$2,468$2,100

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

Description:

Rare Brass Plain Surveyor's Compass by Zehra Peck, with 5-inch silvered dial signed ZSA Peck, cardinal points engraved in large flowing script, two inset vials, needle ring engraved in individual degrees 0-90 in four quadrants, bezel and socket mount with engine-turned design, screw-thread needle clamp on brass lifting-arm, and shaped limb with two screw-on sight vanes, lg. 13 3/4 x ht. 7 1/2 in., (lacking needle, dial rubbed, one nut replaced).

Note: Zehra Peck (c. 1782 - 1858). One other surveyor's instrument recorded by the little-known maker of Newtown, Connecticut, carries the same distinctive engraving on the dial.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Newtown, surveyor , Connecticut, Circumferentor, Compass, Measuring instruments, Peck, Qibla compass