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Putnam's Lighted Mahogany Chart Holder and Course Indicator Box with a Box of Charts

Auction:
2482
Lot:
269
Sold for:
$2,252$1,900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Putnam's Lighted Mahogany Chart Holder and Course Indicator Box with a Box of Charts , Bayard T. Putnam, New York, glass-top brass-bound box with three side lights to illuminate the charts from three brass lanterns, two fitted with brass fonts with whale oil burners with a brass label "WM PORTER'S SONS MAKERS 271 PEARL ST. N.Y.," one lantern with a brass font with a kerosene burner, the interior fitted with horn compass card, and two rollers for advancing the chart, overall ht. 10 1/2, wd. 15 1/2, lg. 39 1/2 in.; accompanied by a hinged box containing several charts: (2) Cape Cod Bay, From Monomoy and Nantucket Shoals to Muskeget Channel Mass., Western End Long Island Sound, (2) Long Island Sound, Nantucket to Block Island, (3) Massachusetts Bay; several instructions for the chart holder and course indicator, a book entitled ATLANTIC COAST PILOT: BUZZARD'S AND NARRAGANSETT BAYS., overall box ht. 6 1/2, wd. 9, lg. 36 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Bayard T. Putnam, WM PORTER, whale oil burners, Block Island, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, NARRAGANSETT bay, 'S bay, Brass instrument, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States lightship Nantucket

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