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Lacquered-Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Stancliffe & Draper

Auction:
2345
Lot:
126
Sold for:
$1,116$950

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

Description:

Lacquered-Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Stancliffe & Draper, with 5 1/2-inch silvered dial engraved Stancliffe & Draper, Philadelphia, Warranted, cross-hatched and shaded star to North, needle ring with engraved divisions 0-90° in four quadrants, blued-steel needle with clamp, baluster-form vernier with clamp, and tapering limb with "T" vials and screw-on sight vanes, lg. 15 1/2 in., ht. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Draper, Philadelphia, blued-steel needle, Circumferentor, Clamp, Compass, Measuring instruments, Metalworking hand tools, Vernier, Switzerland