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Richard Patten Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
254
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Richard Patten Surveyor's Vernier Compass, New York, 5 1/2-in. engraved silver dial with and fleur-de-lis representing north, engraved floral decorated center, engraved "R. Patten N. York" in the southern quadrant, blued-steel needle, brass lifter, and outer ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, dual vials, vernier, and screw-mount sights, housed in a fitted mahogany box, lg. 14 in.
Estimate $400-600


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

York, Compass, Equipment, Fleur-de-lis, Measuring instruments, Patten, Qibla compass, Quadrant, Science and technology, Technology, Vernier