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English Pocket Compass and Sundial

Auction:
2345
Lot:
55
Sold for:
$529$450

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

Description:

English Pocket Compass and Sundial, probably 18th century, with 2-inch dia. paper card, 16-point rose, blued-steel needle with clamp, silvered Roman chapter ring and hinged brass gnomon, in mahogany case.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

blued-steel needle, Clocks, Compass, Gnomon, Qibla compass, Sundials, Timekeeping