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Rare W. J. Young Railroad Goniometer

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
357
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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

Description:

Rare W. J. Young Railroad Goniometer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two independently rotating 9-in. scopes with fine focusing, 4 1/4-in. engraved slivered dial reading "W.J. Young/Maker Philadelphia." with five-point star representing north, two verniers to one minute of arc, outer locking plate knob, mounted to a later four-screw leveling base, ht. 11 in.

Note: Few of these instruments are known; it is listed in the 1911 Young & Sons catalog.
Estimate $800-1,200


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Keywords

Philadelphia, Metalworking, Screw, Woodworking