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  • Unusual Late 18th Century Surveyor's Compass and Three Benjamin Banneker Reference Books

    Lot: 1313A
    Sold for: $11,875$9,500

    Unusual Late 18th Century Surveyor's Compass and Three Benjamin Banneker Reference Books, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered compass eight-point rose, simple fleur-de-lis representing north, south arm ...

  • Meneely & Oothout Surveyor's Wye Level

    Lot: 1314
    Sold for: $163$130

    Meneely & Oothout Surveyor's Wye Level, West Troy, New York, 20-in. scope with level below, lower arm engraved "Meneely & Oothout/West Troy N.Y.," housed in a wooden box with paper label reading in ...

  • Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1315
    Sold for: $281$225

    Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11-in. scope lacking spirit level, A-frame supports, with arc calibrated 60-30-60, horizontal engraved compass marked as above, ...

  • Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1316
    Sold for: $2,250$1,800

    Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit, no. 7234, 11-in. scope with spirit level below, 7-in. prism attachment, A-frame support, vertical circle with vernier, engraved compass dial marked as above, ...

  • Young & Sons Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1317
    Sold for: $813$650

    Young & Sons Surveyor's Transit, no. 6211, 8 1/2-in. scope with spirit level below, vertical circle, A-frame supports, engraved horizontal compass marked as above, opposing verniers, and single ...

  • F.J. Sloane & Co. Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1318
    Sold for: $500$400

    F.J. Sloane & Co. Surveyor's Transit, Baltimore, Maryland, 10 1/2-in. scope mounted to A-frame supports, 5-in. dia. black compass marked as above, on a rotating platform with silvered vernier scale, ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1320
    Sold for: $375$300

    William J. Young Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 4017, 11-in. scope with spirit level below mounted to A-frame supports with arc reading 60-0-60, 5-in. dia. engraved silvered ...

  • Two William E. Stieren Surveyor's Transits

    Lot: 1321
    Sold for: $469$375

    Two William E. Stieren Surveyor's Transits, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 10-in. scopes with spirit levels below mounted to A-frame supports, both marked on engraved compass dials with maker's name and ...

  • Two William J. Young Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1322
    Sold for: $500$400

    Two William J. Young Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, each with 6-in. dia. engraved dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/Patent/Philadelphia," one with circular level and ...

  • Two Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Targets or Lamps

    Lot: 1323
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Two Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Targets or Lamps, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instruments each with four-screw adjustable bases, and marked "Heller & Brightly," ht. 7 and 13 1/2 ...

  • Two Young Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1324
    Sold for: $563$450

    Two Young Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, a William J. Young & Co. no. 4268 with opposing spirit levels and outkeeper, and a William J. Young with circular level and ...

  • Two Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1325
    Sold for: $563$450

    Two Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, a large vernier compass with 7-in. dia. silvered dial marked "Thos. Whitney/maker/Philadelphia/No. 559, Warranted," ...

  • Two Young & Sons Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1326
    Sold for: $500$400

    Two Young & Sons Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, 6 1/2-in. dial no. 5530 marked in part "Patented Aug. 17 1875," with calibrated sighting vanes and original box, and ...

  • Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1327
    Sold for: $500$400

    Thomas Whitney Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with a 6-in. dia. engraved dial marked "Ths. Whitney Maker Philadelphia," with fleur-de-lis representing ...

  • Two Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1328
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both lacquered brass instruments with 5 1/2-in. dia. dials marked "Wm .J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia," one also marked "3058," ...

  • Knox & Shain Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1330
    Sold for: $250$200

    Knox & Shain Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6-in. dia. dial with fleur-de-lis representing north and engraved "Knox & Shain Maker/Philadelphia," outkeeper and level on main plate, ...

  • T.F. Randolph Surveyor's Compass with Scope

    Lot: 1331
    Sold for: $313$250

    T.F. Randolph Surveyor's Compass with Scope, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-in. scope attached to an A-frame support, 7-in. dia. engraved dial marked "T.F. Randolph/Cincinnati.Oh/Patented June 24'79.," ...

  • Two James Davenport Surveyor's Compasses

    Lot: 1332
    Sold for: $406$325

    Two James Davenport Surveyor's Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, both with 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dials, one reading "L & J.M. Davenport/Maker/Philad.," both with sighting ...

  • William E. Stieren Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1333
    Sold for: $875$700

    William E. Stieren Surveyor's Compass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial reading "Wm. E. Stieren/Maker/Pittsburgh, Pa.," with ...

  • Benjamin Stancliffe Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1337
    Sold for: $594$475

    Benjamin Stancliffe Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first half 19th century, 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked with a shield at north reading "Stancliffe/Philada/Warranted," ...

  • Three Philadelphia Surveyor's Instruments

    Lot: 1338
    Sold for: $225$180

    Three Philadelphia Surveyor's Instruments, a boxed Young & Sons gun level; a 4 1/2-in. dia. Queen & Co. surveyor's compass; and a William J. Young & Sons 4 3/4-in. dia. boxed compass, ...

  • James Reed & Co. Surveyor's Wye Level

    Lot: 1341
    Sold for: $213$170

    James Reed & Co. Surveyor's Wye Level, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, no. 469, 17-in. scope with spirit level below, horizontal frame engraved as above, with a four-screw adjustable base, housed in its ...

  • Three Sets of Early Surveyor's Chains and Stakes

    Lot: 1346
    Sold for: $313$250

    Three Sets of Early Surveyor's Chains and Stakes, one with handwritten tag reading "2 Pole F.A. Heisley Pittsburgh Chain $350"; a set marked "W.J. Young Phila"; and an unmarked set. ...

  • Edmund Draper Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1347
    Sold for: $813$650

    Edmund Draper Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 347, 10-in. scope mounted to tapered cylindrical uprights with hold-down pins, 8-in. dia. rotating horizontal plate with silvered ...

  • Edmund Draper Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1348
    Sold for: $3,250$2,600

    Edmund Draper Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10-in. scope with spirit level below, additional 9-in. scope mounted to main scope, engraved vertical circle with vernier, A-frame ...

  • Young & Sons Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1350
    Sold for: $438$350

    Young & Sons Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 6396, 10-in. scope mounted to A-frame supports, 4 1/2-in. bronze dial engraved as above, opposing verniers, and single spirit level, ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1351
    Sold for: $469$375

    William J. Young Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10-in. scope mounted to a rotating A-frame support dual verniers, circular bubble level, stationary silvered scale engraved in four ...

  • Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1352
    Sold for: $313$250

    Heller & Brightly Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 7614, 11-in. scope with level below mounted on A-frame supports, arc mounted to side with vernier arm, 5-in. engraved horizontal ...

  • Two William J. Young Surveyor's Transits

    Lot: 1353
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two William J. Young Surveyor's Transits, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both with 10-in. scopes, A-frame supports, horizontal dials marked "Wm. J. Young Maker Philadelphia," one 3895, the other 3163, ...

  • Two 19th Century Pennsylvania Surveyor's Wye Levels

    Lot: 1354
    Sold for: $150$120

    Two 19th Century Pennsylvania Surveyor's Wye Levels, a 16 1/2-in. Knox & Shain no. 1001, engraved on scope "G.J. Henninger L.E. Allentown, PA.," and a 12 1/2-in. Stancliffe & Draper, with original ...