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Newell & Son Yellow-painted Surveying Compass

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
982
Sold for:
$615$500

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

Description:

Newell & Son Yellow-painted Surveying Compass, Boston, c. 1795, 5 1/2-in. printed paper card marked in center Newell & Son Maker's East End of Faneuil Hall Boston, outer scale divided 0-90 in four quadrants, cardinal and intercardinal points in block letters, and secondary intercardinal points are handwritten, blued-steel hand engraved N and S at the ends, mortise and tenoned sighting vanes, lead tripod sleeve underneath, original yellow-painted tripod, associated later chains, three ash bows, and a brass protractor/scale combination, compass lg. 14 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

original yellow painted surface on instrument and tri-pod, later glass


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

Son Yellow-painted, Cardinal direction, Compass, Equipment, Orientation, Protractor, Surveying, Technology, Tripod