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William Dean Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
373
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

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

Description:

William Dean Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1792-97, 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered compass with fleur-de-lis representing north, central cartouche reading "Dean Philad.," blued-steel needle and needle lifter, lg. 13 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

possibly original glass, lock-down arm needs adjustment.


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Keywords

William Dean Surveyor, Blued, Circumferentor, Compass, Equipment, Fleur-de-lis, Measuring instruments, Qibla compass, Visual arts, Philadelphia