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Three Pocket Navigational Instruments

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
962A
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Three Pocket Navigational Instruments, late 19th/early 20th century, a mahogany cased instrument with a 1 3/4-in. compass, bubble level, brass quadrant marked Deck Practical Chemist Cambridge with a scale from 0-90, and a pointer arm, sighting pinnula screwed to outside of case side; a walnut cased pocket sundial with domed glass, 1 1/2-in. dial with center cartouche reading Charles Nephew & Co. Calcutta, brass gnomon, and an equation of time paper table in the underside of lid; and a leather-cased English pocket barometer, dia. 1 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-500


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

Calcutta, Clocks, Qibla compass, Sundial, Visual arts