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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3230M Marlborough
April 12, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass

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


Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass, Westport, Connecticut, c. 1855, 7-in. silvered dial marked "J.H. Phelps/Westport, CT.," blued-steel needle with lock-down knob on underside, vernier arm stamped "2E125," with dual spirit levels.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: According to Charles Smart, on February 1, 1852, Mr. Phelps sold his interest in the partnership between himself and Lewis E. Gurley and moved to Westport, Connecticut. The firm then became W. & L.E. Gurley.
Estimate $500-700

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Charles Smart, William H. Skerritt, Lewis E. Gurley