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  • W.J. Young Railroad Goniometer

    Lot: 1345
    Sold for: $750$600

    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.," ...

  • Four 19th Century Spyglasses

    Lot: 1044
    Sold for: $277$225

    Four 19th Century Spyglasses, James Queen & Co., Philadelphia, three-draw scope; a mahogany-cased example marked "Stieren Pittsburgh"; a "W.H Walmsley & Co."; and an unmarked scope. ...

  • R & J Beck Monocular Microscope

    Lot: 1050
    Sold for: $148$120

    R & J Beck Monocular Microscope, London, no. 9170, cased field microscope with screw-mount main tube, square stage, rack-and-pinion adjustment, and mirror below, base engraved as above, all housed ...

  • Unmarked Watchmaker's Lathe

    Lot: 293
    Sold for: $461$375

    Unmarked Watchmaker's Lathe, with a 6-in. rail, head and tail stock, and hand-crank pulley, mounted to a later board. Provenance: Richard Miller Collection. ...

  • Collection of Watchmaker's Lathes and Lathe Accessories

    Lot: 294
    Sold for: $400$325

    Collection of Watchmaker's Lathes and Lathe Accessories, lathe beds, tail stocks, cross slide, and chucks. Provenance: Richard Miller Collection. ...

  • Two Cased Watchmaker's Staking Sets

    Lot: 295
    Sold for: $277$225

    Two Cased Watchmaker's Staking Sets, one by Kendrick & Davis from Lebanon, New Hampshire, "Inverto No. 17"; and one by West Lake, both housed in their original fitted boxes. Provenance: ...

  • J. Diamond Vernier Compass

    Lot: 341
    Sold for: $431$350

    J. Diamond Vernier Compass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, no. 60, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked "J. Diamond/Pittsburgh, Pa.," with fleur-de-lis representing north, silvered vernier scale, ...

  • Two Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 342
    Sold for: $461$375

    Two Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both with 5 1/2-in. dia. silvered dial engraved "T. Whitney/Maker/Philadelphia," vernier compass no. 365 with new sighting vanes, ...

  • William J. Young Gentleman's Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 343
    Sold for: $461$375

    William J. Young Gentleman's Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 3704, 5-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/3704/Philadelphia," blued needle, brass locking ...

  • William J. Young "Burt's Solar Compass,"

    Lot: 344
    Sold for: $3,998$3,250

    William J. Young "Burt's Solar Compass," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1840, early original lacquered instrument, horizontal circle engraved in four quadrants reading 0-90 and read by opposed ...

  • William Dean Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 345
    Sold for: $492$400

    William Dean Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 18th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved eight-point rose with center reading "W. Dean/Philad Fecit," and fleur-de-lis representing ...

  • W. & L.E. Gurley Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 346
    Sold for: $400$325

    W. & L.E. Gurley Surveyor's Compass, Ja. W. Queen & Co. Agents, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial reading "W. & L.E. Gurley/Troy, N.Y.," and in the center "Ja. W. ...

  • Two Knox & Shain Vernier Compasses

    Lot: 347
    Sold for: $554$450

    Two Knox & Shain Vernier Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. dials marked with maker's name, blued needle, outkeepers, and circular spirit levels, one housed in ...

  • James W. Queen Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 348
    Sold for: $523$425

    James W. Queen Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. mid-19th century, 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial reading "Jas. W. Queen, Philada/Warranted," fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • William Helfricht Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 349
    Sold for: $584$475

    William Helfricht Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial with acanthus-style leaf representing north and reading "Warranted" and "Wm. ...

  • James Foster Jr. & Co. Vernier Compass

    Lot: 350
    Sold for: $492$400

    James Foster Jr. & Co. Vernier Compass, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked as above with fleur-de-lis representing north, circular spirit level mounted on south arm and ...

  • Early James Reed Vernier Compass

    Lot: 351
    Sold for: $431$350

    Early James Reed Vernier Compass, Washington, Pennsylvania, no. L1, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial with raised center engraved "No. L 1," and "J. Reed Washington, Pa." at the southern ...

  • Blydenburgh & Giles Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 352
    Sold for: $461$375

    Blydenburgh & Giles Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial marked "Blydenburgh & Giles/Maker/Philada," eight-line rose with fleur-de-lis ...

  • Charles F. Helfricht Vernier Compass

    Lot: 353
    Sold for: $554$450

    Charles F. Helfricht Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first half 19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked "Charles F. Helfricht/Philadelphia," fleur-de-lis representing ...

  • Two Edmund Draper Surveyor's Pocket Compasses

    Lot: 354
    Sold for: $461$375

    Two Edmund Draper Surveyor's Pocket Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one with 3-in. dia. silvered dial engraved with maker's name, blued needle and lifter bar, folding vanes, housed in a ...

  • United States Coast Survey No. 41 Alidade

    Lot: 355
    Sold for: $2,091$1,700

    United States Coast Survey No. 41 Alidade, first quarter 20th century, lacquered brass high-post alidade with a 15-in. scope, vertical arc calibrated 30-0-30 with vernier, circular spirit level ...

  • William Wurdemann U.S. Engineer Bureau Level No. 2

    Lot: 356
    Sold for: $1,107$900

    William Wurdemann U.S. Engineer Bureau Level No. 2, Washington, DC, c. 1864, 18-in. lacquered brass scope with fine adjustment knob, and spirit level below, anodized frame with left/right fine ...

  • Arnold & Co. Vernier Compass

    Lot: 357
    Sold for: $461$375

    Arnold & Co. Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/4-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked "Arnold & Co./Philadelphia," blued needle with central lifter, circular ...

  • William E. Stieren Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 358
    Sold for: $369$300

    William E. Stieren Surveyor's Compass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 6 1/2-in. dia. silvered dial marked "Wm. E. Stieren/Maker/Pittsburgh, Pa. 1183," with blued needle and fleur-de-lis ...

  • Two Queen & Co. Compasses

    Lot: 359
    Sold for: $584$475

    Two Queen & Co. Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1900, a vernier railroad compass with a 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial marked with maker's name and "6643," internal horizontal angle ...

  • Joseph R. Harbeson Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 360
    Sold for: $523$425

    Joseph R. Harbeson Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. silvered dial with fleur-de-lis representing north, engraved in script "Jos. R. ...

  • George J. Heisely Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 361
    Sold for: $369$300

    George J. Heisely Surveyor's Compass, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial with eight-line rose, engraved in script "G.J. Heisely Harrisburg," fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • Benjamin Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 362
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Benjamin Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 18th century, 5 1/4-in. dia. eight-point engraved rose with east-west reversed, fleur-de-lis representing north, blued ...

  • Fauth & Company Surveyor's Theodolite

    Lot: 363
    Sold for: $2,337$1,900

    Fauth & Company Surveyor's Theodolite, Washington, DC, 1937, green-painted brass instrument with 19-in. long scope and 1 3/4-in. dia. objective lens, mounted to a "U"-shaped receptacle, tapered ...

  • Heller & Brightly "Sun Flower" Surveyor's Instrument

    Lot: 364
    Sold for: $338$275

    Heller & Brightly "Sun Flower" Surveyor's Instrument, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13-in. dia. engraved circle marked in four quadrants, and "no. 8287" on the central cross-section, 360 degree ...