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  • 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 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 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 William J. Young Vernier Compasses

    Lot: 1329
    Sold for: $594$475

    Two William J. Young Vernier Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, a 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved dial and a 6-in. dia. engraved dial, both marked "W.J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia," with ...

  • William J. Young Vernier Compass

    Lot: 1336
    Sold for: $281$225

    William J. Young Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia" blued-steel needle with needle lifter on ...

  • 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, ...

  • William J. Young Four-vane Vernier Compass

    Lot: 1343
    Sold for: $1,188$950

    William J. Young Four-vane Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "W.J. Young/Maker/Patent/Philadelphia," ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Three Philadelphia Surveyor's Wye Levels

    Lot: 1356
    Sold for: $531$425

    Three Philadelphia Surveyor's Wye Levels, two William J. Young levels in their original fitted boxes, and a 18-in. Young & Sons level with cast aluminum and brass base. Provenance: Robert ...

  • Two Philadelphia Surveyor's Transits

    Lot: 1358
    Sold for: $500$400

    Two Philadelphia Surveyor's Transits, a William J. Young with replaced scope (lacking lenses) mounted to an A-frame support, 6-in. dia. dial marked "W.J. Young/Maker/Patent/Philadelphia," with ...

  • Two William J. Young Surveyor's Transits

    Lot: 1360
    Sold for: $594$475

    Two William J. Young Surveyor's Transits, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 1/2-in. scopes with spirit levels below, A-frame supports with arc calibrated 60-0-60, engraved compass dials reading as ...

  • William J. Young & Co. Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 1361
    Sold for: $531$425

    William J. Young & Co. Surveyor's Transit, no. 4101, 12-in. scope with spirit level below, A-frame support with arc calibrated 60-30-60, horizontal engraved silvered dial marked as above, rotating ...

  • 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 J. Young Transit

    Lot: 381
    Sold for: $215$175

    William J. Young Transit, no. 3933, original lacquered instrument with an 11-in. scope mounted to A-frame supports, 5 1/2-in. engraved colored dial with fleur-de-lis representing north and reversed ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 382
    Sold for: $431$350

    William J. Young Surveyor's Transit, no. 3869, 10-in. scope with spirit level below, "A"-frame supports, vertical arc calibrated from 60-0-60 with vernier arm, 6-in. engraved dial with fleur-de-lis ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 389
    Sold for: $246$200

    William J. Young Surveyor's Transit, no. 3901, 11-in. scope with rack focusing, "A"-frame supports, 6-in. dia. engraved dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/3901/Philadelphia," fleur-de-lis representing ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 365
    Sold for: $492$400

    William J. Young Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 5 1/2-in. dia. dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia," blued-steel needle with needle lifter ...

  • Kimber Cleaver's Improved Protractor

    Lot: 369
    Sold for: $923$750

    Kimber Cleaver's Improved Protractor, made by William J. Young for George Walters, 6-in. lacquered brass instrument engraved as above, "X"-frame with circular central knob that rotates the engraved ...

  • Unusual William J. Young Vernier Compass

    Lot: 372
    Sold for: $492$400

    Unusual William J. Young Vernier Compass, no. 9917, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. gray-silvered dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker Philadelphia/9917/Meridian line on Compass answers to 10 ...

  • William J. Young Vernier Compass

    Lot: 376
    Sold for: $461$375

    William J. Young Vernier Compass, no. 3951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1866, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. dial marked "Wm. J. Yung/Maker/Philadelphia/no 3951," blued-steel needle ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 377
    Sold for: $492$400

    William J. Young Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-40, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. brass dial marked "W.J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia/Patent," blued-steel needle ...

  • William Young Cased Surveyor's Compass and Kit

    Lot: 381
    Sold for: $738$600

    William Young Cased Surveyor's Compass and Kit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "W. Young maker Philadelphia," eight-point line rose with ...

  • William J. Young Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 384
    Sold for: $400$325

    William J. Young Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5-in. black dial compass with blued-steel needle and locking arm, fleur-de-lis representing north, and center engraved "W.J. ...

  • Reportedly the First Marked W.J. Young Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 385
    Sold for: $984$800

    Reportedly the First Marked W.J. Young Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1825, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "W.J. Young Maker/Philada," ...

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

    Lot: 389
    Sold for: $11,070$9,000

    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 ...

  • Rare "Burt's Solar" Compass Prototype by William J. Young

    Lot: 390
    Sold for: $15,990$13,000

    Rare "Burt's Solar" Compass Prototype by William J. Young, c. 1840, original lacquered instrument with 5-in. dia. rotating center engraved "Burt's Patent Made by W.J. Young Philad," dual viewing ...

  • William J. Young Wye Level

    Lot: 395
    Sold for: $98$80

    William J. Young Wye Level, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no. 3155, c. 1855, lacquered brass instrument with 14 1/2-in. scope and spirit level below, engraved arm reading "Wm. J. ...

  • William J. Young Vernier Compass

    Lot: 402
    Sold for: $338$275

    William J. Young Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-40, 6-in. engraved dial with silvered outer scale, blued-steel needle, marked "W. J. Young Maker/Patent/Philadelphia," outkeeper ...