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Unusual James R. Reed & Co. Gimbaled Surveyor's Compass

Unusual James R. Reed & Co. Gimbaled Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
233
Sold for:
$738$600

Unusual James R. Reed & Co. Gimbaled Surveyor's Compass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, c. 1849, lacquered brass instrument with gimbaled 5 1/2-in. dia. engraved silvered dial reading "James R. reed & More ...

William J. Young & Sons "Burt's Solar Compass,"

William J. Young & Sons "Burt's Solar Compass,"

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
236
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

William J. Young & Sons "Burt's Solar Compass," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1872, original lacquered instrument, horizontal circle engraved in four quadrants reading 0-90 and read by opposed More ...

Thomas Whitney No. 545 Vernier Compass

Thomas Whitney No. 545 Vernier Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
238
Sold for:
$492$400

Thomas Whitney No. 545 Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1822, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. engraved dial reading "Thos. Whitney maker/Philadelphia/No. 545, Warranted," More ...

Rare Benjamin Stancliffe & Edmund Draper Vernier Compass

Rare Benjamin Stancliffe & Edmund Draper Vernier Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
241
Sold for:
$492$400

Rare Benjamin Stancliffe & Edmund Draper Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. silvered dial marked "Stancliffe & Draper More ...

Benjamin Rittenhouse Vernier Compass

Benjamin Rittenhouse Vernier Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
242
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Benjamin Rittenhouse Vernier Compass, made for John DeWitt, c. 1792, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. dia. silvered dial engraved "B. Rittenhouse/Pennsylvania," fully engraved eight-point rose More ...

Lewis Michael Surveyor's Compass

Lewis Michael Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
245
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Lewis Michael Surveyor's Compass, Somerset, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with 6 1/2-in. dia. engraved silver dial marked "Made By Lewis Michael/Somerset, PA.," More ...

Two Explorers Alidades

Two Explorers Alidades

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
254
Sold for:
$154$125

Two Explorers Alidades, c. 1915, both with 8-in. scopes with fine focusing knobs, detachable striding levels, stadia arches, trough compasses with 4-in. needles, and each base with engraved rule More ...

Newton Mining Tacheometer

Newton Mining Tacheometer

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
257
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

Newton Mining Tacheometer, Cornwall, England, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with sighting scope mounted to the vertical half-circle engraved 0-100 on one side and "Underlie in 6 a Fathom" More ...

18th Century New England Surveying Compass

18th Century New England Surveying Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
258
Unsold
 

18th Century New England Surveying Compass, 5-in. dia. dial with Tudor rose engraved center, blued-steel needle marked with an N and S, outer chapter ring with cardinal and intercardinal points, More ...

Surveying Apparatus

Surveying Apparatus

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
260
Sold for:
$185$150

Surveying Apparatus, Europe, 19th/20th century, unmarked, square mahogany instrument with inset silvered dial reading 0-390 set under a colorless glass plate with blued-steel needle, interior More ...

Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial

Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
276
Sold for:
$800$650

Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial, late 19th century, 2 1/2-in. dia. silvered hour ring with folding spring-loaded gnomon, latitude arc from 10-90, silvered compass box engraved More ...

Two Early French Pocket Clinometers

Two Early French Pocket Clinometers

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
337
Sold for:
$246$200

Two Early French Pocket Clinometers, 19th century, a mahogany- and brass-cased example with hinged arm, hinged lid with interior mirror, silvered scale, and blued-steel arm, brass rear plate More ...

Tiemann & Co. Strength Instrument

Tiemann & Co. Strength Instrument

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
383
Sold for:
$86$70

Tiemann & Co. Strength Instrument, brass plate with engraved scale from 0-600, central needle, steel frame with brass gearing, wd. 12 in. More ...

Fairchild Hiller Republic Fighter Presentation Aviation Model with Display Plinth

Fairchild Hiller Republic Fighter Presentation Aviation Model with Display Plinth

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
525
Sold for:
$308$250

Fairchild Hiller Republic Fighter Presentation Aviation Model with Display Plinth, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, wood model of a needle-nose swept-wing fighter/bomber painted white with United More ...

Wilson & Gillie Pelorus

Wilson & Gillie Pelorus

Auction:
3132T
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 12, 2018
Lot:
1193
Unsold
 

Wilson & Gillie Pelorus, rotating brass A-frame with small bubble level and lock-down screw above the 7-in. engraved aluminum compass disc, true north and magnetic brass needles; sold with an Abrams More ...

Liberty Cutwork Picture

Liberty Cutwork Picture

Auction:
3121M
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 12, 2018
Lot:
406
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Liberty Cutwork Picture, attributed to Isaac Faust Stiehly, 19th century, spreadwing eagle with embossed wing details holding an American flag in its beak, talons clutching a rattlesnake, surrounded More ...

Two Embroidery Huswifs

Two Embroidery Huswifs

Auction:
3120T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 06, 2018
Lot:
1337
Sold for:
$677$550

Two Embroidery Huswifs, America, mid-19th century, both unroll to reveal multi-pocketed interiors, one embroidered with the name "Sarah Moorhouse" and with an incorporated felt needle holder with a More ...

Six Sailmaker's Tools

Six Sailmaker's Tools

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
349
Sold for:
$246$200

Six Sailmaker's Tools, 19th century, a steel needle marked "810-5444 SF TA 1872"; four fids, two Lignum vitae; and a turned wood handle and steel needle, lg. 9 to 18 in. Provenance: The property More ...

Excelsior Pocket and Dissecting Microscope

Excelsior Pocket and Dissecting Microscope

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
568
Sold for:
$615$500

Excelsior Pocket and Dissecting Microscope, 19th century, wooden case with sliding lid in which the pillar folds up to accept the lenses, and stage, mirror housed in case bottom, and two dissecting More ...

Two French 19th Century Hygrometers

Two French 19th Century Hygrometers

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
583
Sold for:
$123$100

Two French 19th Century Hygrometers, a silvered brass example with needle lock down, signed "Hygrometer Selon Saufsave/Rue de Jardinet No. 2 Paris," with thermometer -20-60; the other signed More ...

Two Diminutive 19th Century Demonstration Radius Needles

Two Diminutive 19th Century Demonstration Radius Needles

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
590
Sold for:
$123$100

Two Diminutive 19th Century Demonstration Radius Needles, both with lacquered brass base, silvered engraved wheels, and pointers, one in its original velvet-lined case, ht. 4 in. More ...

Two Combination Clinometer/Compass Instruments and a Field Compass

Two Combination Clinometer/Compass Instruments and a Field Compass

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
592
Sold for:
$246$200

Two Combination Clinometer/Compass Instruments and a Field Compass, 19th/20th century, an unsigned 3-in. dia. cased clinometer, and a 2 1/2-in. dia. Stanley example, with a 2 1/2-in. silvered More ...

Declination and Inclination Demonstration Needle

Declination and Inclination Demonstration Needle

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
603
Sold for:
$215$175

Declination and Inclination Demonstration Needle, 19th century, 5-in. dia. hinged silvered scale with central compass needle above the geared adjustment knob that rotates the central pillar with More ...

Two Improved Galvanometers

Two Improved Galvanometers

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
605
Sold for:
$308$250

Two Improved Galvanometers, England, 19th century, each with turned mahogany base, adjustable feet, suspended needles above the dials, and coils, both with colorless glass domes, one marked on base More ...

Two 19th Century Quadrant Needles

Two 19th Century Quadrant Needles

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
613
Sold for:
$123$100

Two 19th Century Quadrant Needles, Europe, unmarked, lacquered brass tri-foot instrument with squat central pillar, engraved scale divided 60-90-60 with iron needle, and a cast iron decorated base More ...

Two 19th Century Gauges

Two 19th Century Gauges

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
618
Sold for:
$369$300

Two 19th Century Gauges, Netherlands and London, a 4 1/2-in. lacquered brass quadrant with engraved scale divided 0-40-0, blued needle, engraved "T. Van Pelt/Breda," with two steel edges; the second More ...

Thomas Whitney Vernier Compass

Thomas Whitney Vernier Compass

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
650
Sold for:
$431$350

Thomas Whitney Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1810, original lacquered brass instrument with a 5-in. silvered dial, needle scale divided in four quadrants, blued-steel needle, More ...

Meneely & Oothout Vernier Compass

Meneely & Oothout Vernier Compass

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
651
Sold for:
$554$450

Meneely & Oothout Vernier Compass, West Troy, New York, c. 1840, 6-in. blued-steel needle, engraved silvered dial reading as above, center star line pattern with points in script, scale divided in More ...

Benjamin Pike & Son Vernier Compass and Two 18th Century New Jersey Land Deeds

Benjamin Pike & Son Vernier Compass and Two 18th Century New Jersey Land Deeds

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
654
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Benjamin Pike & Son Vernier Compass and Two 18th Century New Jersey Land Deeds, New York, c. 1850, 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial signed "Benjamin Pike & Son/New York," cardinal, and More ...

Richard Patten & Son Surveyor's Compass

Richard Patten & Son Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
655
Unsold
 

Richard Patten & Son Surveyor's Compass, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1855, 6-in. engraved silvered dial with cardinal and intercardinal points, fleur-de-lis representing north, and engraved "Richard More ...