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Hugo Harttmann Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
386
Sold for:
$461$375

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

Description:

Hugo Harttmann Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Hugo Harttmann/Maker/Philadelphia," blued-steel needle with needle lifter on underside, outkeeper, and dual spirit levels.

Note: Hugo Hartmann is listed as an instrument maker at 330 Noble St., Philadelphia, between 1853 and 1856. From 1857 to 1859 he is listed as an instrument maker at 63 Dock St.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Hugo Hartmann, Blued, Compass, Human behavior, Instrument maker, Islamic culture, Needle, Qibla compass, Salat, Philadelphia