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  • J. Hale Circumferentor

    Lot: 1342
    Estimate: $200 - $400

    J. Hale Circumferentor, 9-in. dia. outer silvered scale calibrated in four quadrants, two hinged sighting vanes, with vernier from 30-0-30, 4-in. dia. central compass marked "J. Hale./Maker/Patd. ...

  • Oscar Hanks Circumferentor

    Lot: 301
    Sold for: $1,599$1,300

    Oscar Hanks Circumferentor, Troy, New York, c. 1834-45, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved brass dial marked "O. Hanks/Troy, N.Y./Patent," single vernier, compass ring with two inset spirit levels, locking ...

  • Large Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass for Thomas Williams

    Lot: 371
    Sold for: $4,613$3,750

    Large Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass for Thomas Williams, 18th century, 7-in. engraved silvered dial with fleur-de-lis representing north, central cartouche reading "Fecit for Tho's Williams. ...

  • 19th Century Diminutive Brass Circumferentor

    Lot: 607
    Sold for: $1,169$950

    19th Century Diminutive Brass Circumferentor, France, 6-in. dia. spoked frame with outer engraved scale marked 0-360, inner scale divided in four quadrants, four stationary vanes, center compass ...

  • Andrew Newell Maple and Brass Semi-circumferentor

    Lot: 249
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Andrew Newell Maple and Brass Semi-circumferentor, Boston, 18th century, maple instrument with engraved scale reading 0-170, marked "Made by Andr. Newell Boston" above the glazed trough compass with ...

  • S. Browning Mahogany and Brass Semi-circumferentor

    Lot: 252
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    S. Browning Mahogany and Brass Semi-circumferentor, Boston, first half 19th century, mahogany instrument with inset brass semicircular scale with inner/outer markings 0-180, stamped "S. Browning ...

  • Troughton Lacquered Brass Circumferentor

    Lot: 333
    Sold for: $1,169$950

    Troughton Lacquered Brass Circumferentor, London, 6 1/4-in. dia. instrument with outer silvered scale divided 0-90 in four quadrants, 3-in. inset compass with dual bubble levels with corresponding ...

  • Daniel King Boxwood and Brass Circumferentor

    Lot: 622
    Sold for: $16,800$14,000

    Daniel King Boxwood and Brass Circumferentor, Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1758, the boxwood instrument with engraved semicircular scale with inner/outer markings 0-180 and center scale 180-360, the ...

  • Brass and Wood Circumferentor

    Lot: 188
    Sold for: $830$700

    Brass and Wood Circumferentor, American, late 18th century, the 7 1/2-in. dia. maple circle with brass ring around the circumference calibrated 0-45 in eight segments, brass sighting vane with ...

  • Brass Circumferentor by James White

    Lot: 378
    Sold for: $415$350

    Brass Circumferentor by James White, with 6-inch silvered dial engraved James White, Glasgow, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, needle ring calibrated in individual degrees 0-90 ...

  • Brass Circumferentor by James White

    Lot: 735
    Unsold  

    Brass Circumferentor by James White, with 6-inch silvered dial engraved James White, Glasgow, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, needle ring calibrated in individual degrees 0-90 ...

  • Brass Circumferentor by James White

    Lot: 155
    Unsold  

    Brass Circumferentor by James White, with 6-inch silvered dial engraved James White, Glasgow, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, needle ring calibrated in individual degrees 0-90 ...

  • Protracting Circumferentor or Theodolite by Georges Varney

    Lot: 104
    Sold for: $2,938$2,500

    Protracting Circumferentor or Theodolite by Georges Varney, Newburyport, No. 32, stamped Geo. D. Varney, Patd. June 24. 1843, of lacquered brass, with 5-inch dia. unscaled compass, blued-steel ...

  • Brass Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 580
    Sold for: $353$300

    Brass Semi-Circumferentor, the brass darkened to a deep patina, with trough compass, engraved scale 0-90-0, fleur-de-lis at North, alidade with read-outs and fixed sights, on mahogany compass-box ...

  • Brass Circumferentor by Thomas Blunt

    Lot: 582
    Sold for: $881$750

    Brass Circumferentor by Thomas Blunt, the 3 3/4-inch silvered dial signed T. Blunt, Cornhill, London, with foliate-engraved cardinal points in eight-point rose, inset brass-capped vial, needle ring ...

  • Early Mahogany Circumferentor

    Lot: 588
    Sold for: $264$225

    Early Mahogany Circumferentor, with pewter circumference scale, punched divisions 0-360, and shaped 19-inch lg. alidade with fretted heart-shaped read-out with index pin, dia. 8 in. ...

  • Semi-Circumferentor Stamped 1810

    Lot: 1359
    Sold for: $999$850

    Semi-Circumferentor Stamped 1810, with brass half-circle, punched divisions 0-90-0 on outer scale and 90-0-90 on inner scale, trough compass with steel needle (glass cracked), rotating alidade with ...

  • Maple Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 1360
    Sold for: $1,293$1,100

    Maple Semi-Circumferentor, incised BB, with scale 0-90-0, bubble-level (lacking vial), alidade with North marked, shaped steel needle with brass hub and engraved North / South points, brass ...

  • Birch Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 1361
    Sold for: $118$100

    Birch Semi-Circumferentor, with punched divisions in four sets of 0-40, trough compass and steel needle, lg. 9 1/2 in. ...

  • Maple Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 1363
    Sold for: $588$500

    Maple Semi-Circumferentor, with arc scaled in punched divisions 0-180 in both directions, trough compass with manuscript N / S directionals, shaped blued-steel needle with brass wing hub, brass ...

  • Rare Colonial Brass Theodolite

    Lot: 1364
    Sold for: $8,813$7,500

    Rare Colonial Brass Theodolite, with 5 1/2-inch diameter unengraved silvered dial, steel needle with pierced N and S directionals, cross-strut with bezel and wingnut holding a rotating brass ...

  • "The Surveyor's Assistant" by Henry Wadsworth

    Lot: 1390
    Sold for: $411$350

    "The Surveyor's Assistant" by Henry Wadsworth, Duxbury, Mass., Patd. August 21st. 1877, with 4 1/2-inch circular card disc, moving brass arm, pine drawing board and stained mahogany case with ...

  • Polished Brass Semi-Circumferentor by J. Hale

    Lot: 1428
    Sold for: $764$650

    Polished Brass Semi-Circumferentor by J. Hale, Patd. Mar. 10. 1886, No. 38, with 11-inch diameter protractor divided 0-90-0, alidade with bubble-level, vernier with clamp and folding sights, on ...

  • Circumferentor Drawing Aid

    Lot: 465
    Sold for: $382$325

    Circumferentor Drawing Aid, by Henry Wadsworth, Duxbury, Mass., with circular card disc, brass alidade (lacking attachment) and pine box with label The Surveyor's Assistant, a Scientific and ...

  • Mahogany Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 466
    Sold for: $470$400

    Mahogany Semi-Circumferentor, stamped 1810, with pewter scale, hinged compass box (lacking needle) and mahogany alidade with brass sight vanes stored at the side, wd. 10 ...

  • Mahogany Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 467
    Sold for: $499$425

    Mahogany Semi-Circumferentor, scaled 0-90-0, with inset compass and brass alidade stored at the back, wd. 10 in, under pine ...

  • Brass Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 468
    Sold for: $470$400

    Brass Semi-Circumferentor, with scale engraved 1-90-1 and fleur-de-lis at the North, inset compass with blued-steel needle, brass alidade with wingnut and folding sights, on mahogany base with ...

  • Wood Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 469
    Sold for: $1,645$1,400

    Wood Semi-Circumferentor, with blued steel needle in inset well, brass scale divided 1-90-1 and alidade with screw-clamp and two sights, the side with carved owner's (?) initials CM and the base ...

  • Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 470
    Sold for: $529$450

    Semi-Circumferentor, with brass protractor engraved with acanthus leaves and scale 0-90-0 and outer scaled 0-180, mahogany compass well and brass alidade with two folding sights, wd. 8 1/2 ...

  • Maple Semi-Circumferentor

    Lot: 471
    Sold for: $1,410$1,200

    Maple Semi-Circumferentor, with copper scale divided 0-90-0, alidade with twin shaped sighting vanes, and inset brass compass well with blued-steel needle, wd. 11 1/2 ...