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Knox & Shain Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
383
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Knox & Shain Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5-in. dia. dial with fleur-de-lis representing north and engraved "Knox & Shain Maker/Philadelphia," outkeeper and level on main plate, tapered sighting vanes and tripod mount, all housed in its original cherry box, the interior lid stamped "A.L. Moore."

Note: Knox was the foreman in Young's shop and Charles J. Shain was an apprentice of Young before going into business together as Knox & Shain in 1851. The firm continued under their management until 1891 when Charles J. Shain passed. The firm continued until 1929.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Charles J. Shain, Art genres, Circumferentor, Decorative arts, Fleur-de-lis, KNOX, Shain, Symbols, Philadelphia