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

Two W. & L.E. Gurley Geologist's Compasses

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


Two W. & L.E. Gurley Geologist's Compasses, Troy, New York, c. 1892-1910, both with 4-in. engraved aluminum base and 3 1/2-in. engraved compass, dual spirit levels, one with dual sighting vanes and housed in its original leather bag.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: Introduced in 1892, the geologist's pocket compass with the aluminum dial represents the earliest use of aluminum by Gurley on a production instrument.
Estimate $150-250

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William H. Skerritt, Articles, Artificial objects, Compass, Geography of New York state), Gurley, Qibla compass, Troy, New York, Troy