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Mahogany Plane Table Surveyor's Compass by George Adams

Auction:
2345
Lot:
97
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

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

Description:

Mahogany Plane Table Surveyor's Compass by George Adams, London, with 4 1/4-inch dia. paper dial divided every degree of full-circle, 32-point compass rose forming the rays of central sun medallion with credit Made by G. Adams in Fleet St., London, fleur-de-lis at North, brass needle ring engraved 0-360°, and blued-steel needle with winged brass hub, in eight-sided mahogany compass box with wedge, wd. 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

George Adams, London, blued-steel needle, Circumferentor, Compass, Measuring instruments, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass