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Surveyor's Vernier Compass by Hagger

Auction:
2345
Lot:
123
Sold for:
$2,233$1,900

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

Description:

Surveyor's Vernier Compass by Hagger, Baltimore, with mellow lacquered brass, 5 1/2-inch dial with fleur-de-lis and inside vernier with tangent-screw adjustment at North, East and West points reversed, signed Hagger, Baltimore at West, blued-steel needle with agate hub inside engraved garland, brass needle ring divided 0-90° in four quadrants, baluster-shaped limb with two vials and screw-on sights, ht. 9 1/4 in., (silver worn on dial, lacquer worn overall), in fitted mahogany case; a surveyor's chain; and a three-draw telescope.
Estimate $1,800-2,500

Keywords

Surveyor , blued-steel needle, Brass, Qibla compass, Vernier, Switzerland