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W. & L.E. Gurley Vernier Transit Compass with Curvilinear Standards

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
343
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

W. & L.E. Gurley Vernier Transit Compass with Curvilinear Standards, c. 1860s, 6 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial marked with maker's name and town and fleur-de-lis representing north, vernier scale with fine adjustment knob, single spirit level mounted to underside, "A"-frame supports with 10 1/2-in. scope, housed in its original mahogany case with interior label, one reading "R.G. Kimball/Nov. 24."


Provenance: William H. Skerritt.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Art genres, Assumption, Fleur-de-lis, Symbols, Vernier