Goldsmith Chandlee Surveyor's Compass
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
- Date / Time :
- October 27, 2017 10:00AM
Goldsmith Chandlee Surveyor's Compass, Winchester, Virginia, c. 1805, 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial with an eight-point rose, stylized eagle with banner reading "American Manufacture" representing north, dual inset vials, circular table with aperture window scale from 1-16, marked on the southern quadrants "G. Chandlee Winchester," engraved linear table on the south end of the arm, and screw-mount sights, interior of cover with partial paper label, lg. 14 in.
Note: Goldsmith Chandlee was a prominent American clock and instrument maker of the 18th and 19th century and was one of the "Six Quaker Clockmakers" referenced in the book of the same title by Edward C. Chandlee. He was born August 18, 1751, in Nottingham, Maryland, and died in Winchester, Virginia, March 4, 1821. A similar example is in the collection at Colonial Williamsburg.
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