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Newton Mining Tacheometer

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
257
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Newton Mining Tacheometer, Cornwall, England, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with sighting scope mounted to the vertical half-circle engraved 0-100 on one side and "Underlie in 6 a Fathom" on the other, 6-in. dia. horizontal silvered compass engraved "Newton late Wilson/Camborne, Cornwall" with dual levels, vernier scale and needle, and interchangeable sighting vane, housed in the original fitted box with tripod and mounting bracket.
Estimate $300-500


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

Cornwall, United Kingdom, Compass, Equipment, Level, Measuring instruments, Optical devices, Tools, Tripod