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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3147M Marlborough
October 5, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle

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


Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle, London, 19th century, hexagonal pyramid-shaped brass and glass cover enclosing the painted dry card compass with fleur-de-lis representing north and cartouche center marked as above, octagonal walnut base with applied turned half columns and brass bail handles, ht. 21 in.

Note: Janet Taylor, born Jane Ann Ionn, was one of only a very few female mathematicians and astronomers of her time. She founded an academy of astronomy and navigation in the mid-19th century, and also held several patents for navigational instruments.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Janet Taylor & Co., Jane Ann Ionn, London