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Frederick Heisley Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
243
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Frederick Heisley Surveyor's Compass, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, c. 1836, 6-in. silvered dial with fully engraved eight-point rose, and fleur-de-lis representing north, outer ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, single bubble level and screw-mount sights, in original wooden case, lg. 14 in.
Estimate $400-600

original lacquered surface to main body, lacking needle, vanes are replacements.


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

Harrisburg, Arts, Circumferentor, Compass, Decorative arts, Fleur-de-lis, Screw, Surveying, Visual arts, Woodworking