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Unusual William J. Young Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
372
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Unusual William J. Young Vernier Compass, no. 9917, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. gray-silvered dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker Philadelphia/9917/Meridian line on Compass answers to 10 deg. variation east," blued-steel needle with needle lifter on underside, outkeeper and vernier, (lacking spirit level).
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Philadelphia, Compass, Human behavior, Islamic culture, Meridian, Qibla compass, Salat, Vernier