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Steam Gauge from the U.S.S. Kearsarge

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
147
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Steam Gauge from the U.S.S. Kearsarge, c. 1861-62, brass body with numbered faceplate marked AMERICAN STEAM GAUGE CO./BOSTON, with the name F.W. LANE/169784, with an article written about the gauge and how it was found from the September 2013 issue of Sea Classics Magazine, dia. 10 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Gauge is in relic condition with dark patina on the outside, and intact faceplate.


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