Burt & Watson Vernier Compass and Field Book
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
- Date / Time :
- April 12, 2019 10:00AM
Burt & Watson Vernier Compass and Field Book, Detroit, Michigan, no. 81, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Burt & Watson/Makers/Detroit, Mich/no. 81," with fleur-de-lis representing north, blued-steel needle with needle lifter on underside, dual spirit levels, vernier fine adjustment knob, sighting vanes, tripod mount, and a leather-bound field book.
Note: Burt and Watson were in business from 1857 to 1858. Watson was foreman in Young's shop prior to moving to Detroit, and later became a partner in the Young & Sons firm.
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