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Cary Lacquered Brass "Captain Douglas" Pattern Protractor

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
332
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Cary Lacquered Brass "Captain Douglas" Pattern Protractor, London, first half 19th century, protractor scale engraved "Cary London" and "R.M. College," sector scale from 0-10, swing arm with pinnula, mirror, and reflector, housed in its original fitted leather case.

Note: The design of this instrument was patented by Sir Howard Douglas of the Royal Military Academy in 1811.
Estimate $200-250


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Howard Douglas, Cary, Dimension, Equipment, Protractor, Reflector, Technical drawing, Technology