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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2804M Marlborough
April 25, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

E.S. Ritchie & Sons Boxed Ship's Compass

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 25, 2015 10:00AM


E.S. Ritchie & Sons Boxed Ship's Compass, retailed by T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, 7-in. gimbaled wet card compass with bezel reading E.S. Ritchie 80474 Boston, and center marked with retailer, housed in a red-stained walnut slant-lid case with hinged lid having two sliding viewing doors, original brass tag reading Negus New York, and removable brass oil lamp on the side, box wd. 14, dp. 12 1/2, ht. 13 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

original alligatored finish, two brass square plates on the front slant lid door appear to be early restorations, lacking viewing door knobs.

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E.S. Ritchie & Sons, removable brass oil lamp