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W. & L.E. Gurley Patent Solar Attachment

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
321
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

W. & L.E. Gurley Patent Solar Attachment, West Troy, New York, c. 1875, unmarked instrument with scale from 0-30 with vernier, housed in its original mahogany box.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: According to Skerritt the patent was by William Schmoltz of San Francisco, 1867. Gurley obtained the rights in 1874. This attachment was made for full-sized transits.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

William Schmoltz, William H. Skerritt, West Troy, Articles, Attachment theory, Gurley, Human behavior, Psychology, Vernier