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Julius Hanks Surveyor's Plain and Vernier Compasses

Auction:
3295M
Lot:
306
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Julius Hanks Surveyor's Plain and Vernier Compasses, Troy, New York, c. 1808-34, plain compass with a 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial marked "J. Hanks/Troy," fleur-de-lis representing north, housed in an associated mahogany box with Gurley paper label; vernier compass lacking one sight vane and levels, lg. 15 1/2 in.

Note: This plain example is unusual as it does not have the usual spirit levels.


Provenance: William H. Skerritt.
Estimate $400-600


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