04-20-2018 04-20-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3093M Marlborough
April 20, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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John Roach Vernier Compass

 
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

John Roach Vernier Compass, New York, c. 1835, 6-in. blued-steel needle, engraved silvered dial with cardinal and intercardinal points in block lettering, fleur-de-lis representing north, and reading "John Roach New York," scale divided in four quadrants, spirit levels, vernier, and tripod mount, (lacking one vane), lg. 17 in.

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Estimate $300-400


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Keywords

Architecture, Blued, Cardinal direction, Compass, Culture, Fleur-de-lis, John Roach, Orientation, Qibla compass, Vernier, Visual arts