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Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
276
Sold for:
$800$650

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

Description:

Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial, late 19th century, 2 1/2-in. dia. silvered hour ring with folding spring-loaded gnomon, latitude arc from 10-90, silvered compass box engraved "Troughton & Simms/London," blued-steel needle with clamp, scale divided into four quadrants, dual bubble levels attached to outer case, all resting on three adjustable feet.
Estimate $150-250

original surface, complete with all screw mounts functioning, bubble levels functioning


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

London, Clocks, Compass, Gnomon, Horology, Human behavior, Qibla compass, Simms, Sundials, Technology, Time, Troughton, Troughton & Simms