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Two 19th Century Folding Squares

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
285
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Two 19th Century Folding Squares, France and England, a rosewood-body instrument with brass hardware and protractor divided 0-90-0, marked "W.T. Fisher/Patd. June 23rd 1868," with a 12-in. steel rule; and a fruitwood body instrument with brass-faced pivot joint with a folding wood arm engraved with degrees of angles, bubble level, steel marking arm, and small plumb bob housed in a compartment on outer edge, lg. 12 to 16 in.
Provenance: The property of Laurent Adamowicz.
Estimate $150-250


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

Laurent Adamowicz, Adamowicz, Brass instrument, Dimension, Equipment, Geodesy, Measurement, Plumb bob, Protractor, Spirit level, Surveying, Technical drawing, France, United Kingdom