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3364T Marlborough
April 6, 2020 12:00PM - April 14, 2020 7:00PMCalender

W.J. Young Railroad Goniometer

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3364T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 06, 2020 12:00PM


W.J. Young Railroad Goniometer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two independently rotating 9-in. scopes (lacking lenses) 7-in. dia. engraved horizontal plate reading "Wm .J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia.," with opposing spirit levels and verniers to one minute of arc, mounted to a four-screw adjustable leveling base, ht. 12 in.

Note: Few of these instruments are known; the model is listed in the 1911 Young & Sons catalog.

Provenance: Robert Miller Collection.
Estimate $700-900

tubes are not original and they are lacking optics.

Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Richard Miller, W.J. Young Railroad Goniometer, J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia, Philadelphia