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Telltale Compass by F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Co.

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
420
Sold for:
$584$475

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

Description:

Telltale Compass by F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 5-in. dry card compass marked F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Co., Boston, Mass., suspended on a central pin, brass case with flared bezel, gimbaled brass hanger, ht. 7 1/2 in.

Note: A "Telltale" compass was hung over a sea captain's bunk to allow him to view the direction of the ship while lying in bed.
Estimate $700-900


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Massachusetts, F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Co., Compass, sea captain