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Ebony Cross-Staff Dated 1731

Auction:
2345
Lot:
243
Sold for:
$7,050$6,000

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

Description:

Ebony Cross-Staff Dated 1731, stamped EN. S. TELMO, with four numbered faces divided for altitude and zenith distance: 1st 60º-39º , 2nd 40º-27º, 3rd 20º-14º, 4th 10º-70º, triangular terminal and four replacement maple vanes of appropriate length, lg. 26 in.

Provenance: Formerly in Time Museum collection, Sotheby's New York, 2002.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Time Museum, Manhattan