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2 1/2-inch Tabletop or Library Presentation Telescope and Book

Auction:
3205T
Lot:
1467
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Discovery - 3205T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

2 1/2-inch Tabletop or Library Presentation Telescope and Book, New York, 1853, lacquered-brass instrument with rack-and-pinion focusing with engraved presentation on the 22-in. main tube reading "Presented by The Mercantile Mutual Insurance Company to Joseph Walker Late President of that Institution New York 1853," mounted to a tripod; with hardbound copy of South Street A Maritime History of New York.

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Estimate $400-600

rack and pinion not functioning


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Keywords

mutual insurance company, Joseph Walker, Actuators, Clock, Gears, Rack, Rack and pinion, Songs, TriPod

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