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Unusual W. & L.E. Gurley Pocket Railroad Compass with Telescope

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
327
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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

Description:

Unusual W. & L.E. Gurley Pocket Railroad Compass with Telescope, c. 1876-78, 5-in. silvered compass dial marked with maker's name, internal vernier and spirit levels, folding sighting vanes with an 11-in. telescope with manual adjustment, housed in its original mahogany case with paper label.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: According to Skerritt this was an experimental or prototype instrument and was never put into production.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Compass, Level, Optical devices, Technology