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William Helfricht Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
392
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

William Helfricht Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial reading "Wm. Helfricht Maker/Philada.," with fleur-de-lis marked "Warranted" in the banner, outkeeper scale from 1-16, and dual spirit levels, lg. 14 in.
Estimate $200-400

one vane has repair to joint.


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Keywords

Philadelphia, Art genres, Compass, Fleur-de-lis, Symbols, Vernier, Visual arts