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Finney's Elliptograph and Semi-elliptical Trammel by Stanley

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
328
Sold for:
$923$750

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

Description:

Finney's Elliptograph and Semi-elliptical Trammel by Stanley, Great Turnstile, Holborn, London, last quarter 19th century, four legged chrome-plated elliptograph with rotating center that moves the sliding table, fine X-Y adjustment knob with vernier scale, handwritten instructional label glued to underside of lid, the three-arm nickel trammel with sliding adjustable points, both housed in their original mahogany cases.
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

London, Beam compass, Trammel, Trammel of Archimedes