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W.J. Young Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
388
Sold for:
$369$300

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

Description:

W.J. Young Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-40, original lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. dial marked "W.J. Young/Philadelphia/Patent," blued-steel needle with needle lifter on underside, vernier adjustment knob and locking knob on underside, single level, outkeeper, and sighting vanes, all housed in the original fitted box.
Estimate $300-400


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Keywords

Philadelphia, Compass, Human behavior, Qibla compass, Vernier