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W. & L.E. Gurley Vernier Compass with Sighting Scope

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
331
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

W. & L.E. Gurley Vernier Compass with Sighting Scope, Troy, New York, c. 1910, lacquered brass instrument with 7-in. silvered dial engraved as above with fleur-de-lis representing north, vernier scale, dual spirit levels, outkeeper, tapered sighting vanes, and an offset standard telescope, housed in its original mahogany fitted case with Seattle, Washington, label, plumb bob, and ball and socket joint.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt; purchased September 21, 1997, from Jim Hill.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Jim Hill, William H. Skerritt, Art genres, Fleur-de-lis, Gurley, Ornaments, Symbols, Vernier, Visual arts, Seattle, Troy