04-12-2019 04-12-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3230M Marlborough
April 12, 2019 10:00AMCalender
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W. & L.E. Gurley Solar Compass

$9,840$8,000
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

W. & L.E. Gurley Solar Compass, West Troy, New York, original lacquered instrument, horizontal silvered circle engraved in four quadrants reading 0-90 and read by opposed verniers, blued-steel needle box engraved "W.&L.E. Gurley/Troy, N.Y.," and scale calibrated 15-0-15, inlaid silvered declination scale reading to single minutes, mounted to the four-screw leveling base.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Compass, Geography of New York state), Gurley, New York state), Orientation, Solar compass, Troy, New York, West Troy