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Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
340
Sold for:
$800$650

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

Description:

Jonas H. Phelps Vernier Compass, Westport, Connecticut, c. 1855, 7-in. silvered dial marked "J.H. Phelps/Westport, CT.," blued-steel needle with lock-down knob on underside, vernier arm stamped "2E125," with dual spirit levels.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: According to Charles Smart, on February 1, 1852, Mr. Phelps sold his interest in the partnership between himself and Lewis E. Gurley and moved to Westport, Connecticut. The firm then became W. & L.E. Gurley.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Charles Smart, William H. Skerritt, Lewis E. Gurley, Gurley, Phelps, Westport