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Two W. & L.E. Gurley Geologist's Compasses

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
350
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Two W. & L.E. Gurley Geologist's Compasses, Troy, New York, c. 1892-1910, both with 4-in. engraved aluminum base and 3 1/2-in. engraved compass, dual spirit levels, one with dual sighting vanes and housed in its original leather bag.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: Introduced in 1892, the geologist's pocket compass with the aluminum dial represents the earliest use of aluminum by Gurley on a production instrument.
Estimate $150-250


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Articles, Artificial objects, Compass, Geography of New York state), Gurley, Qibla compass, Troy, New York, Troy