07-16-2011 07-16-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2555M Marlborough
July 16, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Thomas Hutchinson Balch Surveying Compass

$337$275
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2555M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: July 16, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Hutchinson Balch Surveying Compass, Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the painted birch frame with 5 1/2 in. dia. compass card marked at the center , Thos. H. Balch Maker, State Street, Newburyport, fleur-de-lis at north, cardinal points in block letters, needle ring around the perimeter, steel hand, two sighting vanes and wooden tripod collar, lg. 16 in.
Estimate $200-300

Compass card in dirty condition, putty loose, surface rust on steel hand, age consistent wear on painted surfaces.

Keywords

Newburyport, steel hand, Massachusetts, State Street