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Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by William Young

Auction:
2345
Lot:
95
Sold for:
$881$750

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

Description:

Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by William Young, No. 3472, with 5 3/4-inch dia. darkened brass dial signed Wm. S. Young, Maker, Philadelphia, engraved star with fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, silvered needle ring divided 0-90° in four quadrants, blued-steel needle with central clamp, cap, staff-adaptor, baluster-shaped limb with vernier operated from the underside, circular bubble-level, outkeeper, and two screw-on sights, ht. 10 x lg. 16 in., in mahogany case with handling label inside lid.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

William Young, Philadelphia, blued-steel needle, Circumferentor, Lis, Measuring instruments, Qibla compass, Vernier, Switzerland