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Unusual Heisely & Son Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
397
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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

Description:

Unusual Heisely & Son Vernier Compass, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, c. 1815, 6 1/2-in. rotating engraved silvered dial marked "Heisely & Son/Harrisburg," floral- and line-engraved eight-point rose, blued-steel needle, unusual vernier aperture at north, dial rotation knob mounted below, lg. 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

four threaded holes on plate


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Keywords

Harrisburg, Cities in the United States, Compass, Geography of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Local government in the United States, Qibla compass, Rotary dial, Vernier