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  • 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," ...

  • Two Benjamin Stancliffe & Edmund Draper Vernier Compasses

    Lot: 1334
    Sold for: $938$750

    Two Benjamin Stancliffe & Edmund Draper Vernier Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, lacquered brass instruments with 6-in. dia. silvered dials marked "Stancliffe & Draper ...

  • Two Edmund Draper Vernier Compasses

    Lot: 1335
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two Edmund Draper Vernier Compasses, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, both 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dials, one marked "472" following "Philadelphia," opposing spirit levels at the south ...

  • 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 ...

  • Julius Hanks Bow Compass

    Lot: 302
    Sold for: $9,225$7,500

    Julius Hanks Bow Compass, Troy, New York, c. 1834-45, 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial, slide weight blued-steel needle, inset bubble level, marked "J. Hanks Patent/Troy, N.Y.," 12-in. dia. replaced ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 369
    Sold for: $492$400

    Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10-1/2 in. scope mounted to two "A"-frame supports, 6-in. dia. engraved horizontal dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia," unusual ...

  • Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 371
    Sold for: $461$375

    Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first half 19th century, 10-1/2 in. scope mounted to two "A"-frame supports, 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved dial marked "Wm. J. ...

  • Fraser & Sons Equinoctial Sundial

    Lot: 401
    Sold for: $1,107$900

    Fraser & Sons Equinoctial Sundial, London, 19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. folding engraved roman numeral hour ring marked "Fraser & Sons/London," latitude arc marked 0-60, folding stylized pierced ...

  • W. & L.E. Gurley Solar Compass

    Lot: 323
    Sold for: $9,840$8,000

    W. & L.E. Gurley Solar Compass, West Troy, New York, original lacquered instrument, horizontal silvered circle engraved in four quadrants reading 0-90 and read by opposed verniers, blued-steel ...

  • Rare Julius Hanks Bow Compass

    Lot: 324
    Sold for: $14,760$12,000

    Rare Julius Hanks Bow Compass, Troy, New York, c. 1834-45, original lacquered instrument with 7-in. engraved brass dial, slide weight blued-steel needle, inset bubble levels, marked "J. Hanks ...

  • Rare Jonas Horton Phelps Vernier Compass

    Lot: 337
    Sold for: $1,599$1,300

    Rare Jonas Horton Phelps Vernier Compass, c. 1842-44, 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered compass with fleur-de-lis representing north and reading in the center "J.H. Phelps/Troy, N.Y.," blued-steel needle ...

  • Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass

    Lot: 340
    Sold for: $800$650

    Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass, Westport, Connecticut, c. 1855, 7-in. silvered dial marked "J.H. Phelps/Westport, CT.," blued-steel needle with lock-down knob on underside, vernier arm stamped ...

  • Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit

    Lot: 362
    Unsold  

    Wm. J. Young Surveyor's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10-1/2 in. scope mounted to two "A"-frame supports, 6-in. dia. engraved horizontal dial marked "Wm. J. Young/Maker/Philadelphia," unusual ...

  • 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 ...

  • James M. Davenport Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 367
    Sold for: $584$475

    James M. Davenport Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial marked "Jams. M. Davenport Maker/Philada," blued-steel hand, eight-point rose with ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 Dean Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 373
    Sold for: $2,952$2,400

    William Dean Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1792-97, 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered compass with fleur-de-lis representing north, central cartouche reading "Dean Philad.," ...

  • Thomas Biggs Vernier Compass

    Lot: 375
    Sold for: $677$550

    Thomas Biggs Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first quarter 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. silvered dial marked "Thomas Biggs/Philadelphia," (lacking ...

  • 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 ...

  • Burt & Watson Vernier Compass and Field Book

    Lot: 380
    Sold for: $615$500

    Burt & Watson Vernier Compass and Field Book, Detroit, Michigan, no. 81, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Burt & Watson/Makers/Detroit, Mich/no. 81," with ...

  • 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 ...

  • Thomas Whitney Four-vane Vernier Compass

    Lot: 382
    Sold for: $2,460$2,000

    Thomas Whitney Four-vane Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Thos. Whitney/Maker/Philadelphia," eight-point line rose ...

  • 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," ...

  • Hugo Harttmann Vernier Compass

    Lot: 386
    Sold for: $461$375

    Hugo Harttmann Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lacquered brass instrument with 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Hugo Harttmann/Maker/Philadelphia," blued-steel needle with needle ...

  • William Clark & Son Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 387
    Sold for: $492$400

    William Clark & Son Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1845, original lacquered instrument with 6-in. dia. silvered dial engraved "Wm. Clark & Son/Philadelphia," blued-steel needle ...

  • W.J. Young Vernier Compass

    Lot: 388
    Sold for: $369$300

    W.J. Young Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-40, original lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. dial marked "W.J. Young/Philadelphia/Patent," blued-steel needle with needle ...