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Benjamin Stancliffe Vernier Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
403
Sold for:
$431$350

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

Description:

Benjamin Stancliffe Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6-in. dia. silvered dial marked "B. Stancliffe Philada/Warranted," (lacking needle), vernier with adjustment and needle lifter on underside, dual spirit levels, tripod mount, and sighting vanes.

Provenance: Christie's, November 29, 1990, Lot 202.

Note: Benjamin Stancliffe emigrated from England where he had trained, and was active in Philadelphia from about 1817 until his death in 1832 or 1833.
Estimate $200-300


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Benjamin Stancliffe, Compass, Stancliffe, Vernier, Philadelphia, United Kingdom