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William J. Young Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
376
Sold for:
$461$375

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

Description:

William J. Young Vernier Compass, no. 3951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1866, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. dial marked "Wm. J. Yung/Maker/Philadelphia/no 3951," blued-steel needle with needle lifter on underside, outkeeper, circular bubble level, sighting vanes, and tripod mount, housed in its original mahogany box with manufacturer's label and retailer's label from "Uriah Borton/Morrestown, N.J."
Estimate $200-400


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Keywords

Morrestown, Philadelphia, Borton, Compass, Level, Physical sciences, Physics, Qibla compass, Technology, Vernier