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Meneely & Oothout Railroad Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
330
Sold for:
$984$800

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

Description:

Meneely & Oothout Railroad Compass, no. 664, c. 1838, 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial marked on outer edge "Meneely & Oothout/West Troy, N.Y.," eight-point rose with fleur-de-lis representing north and reading "Warranted/No. 664/1838," with split needle, horizontal limb read at beveled vernier, housed in its original mahogany box, with detached label.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: According to Skerritt's notes the instrument is marked "Made by Henry Meneely" internally.
Estimate $700-900


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Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Art genres, Compass, Fleur-de-lis, Geography of New York state), Meneely Bell Foundry, Symbols, Troy, New York