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  • Rare Colonial Brass Theodolite

    Lot: 1364
    Sold for: $8,813$7,500

    Rare Colonial Brass Theodolite, with 5 1/2-inch diameter unengraved silvered dial, steel needle with pierced N and S directionals, cross-strut with bezel and wingnut holding a rotating brass ...

  • Brass Simple Theodolite by Caleb Leach

    Lot: 1365
    Sold for: $2,468$2,100

    Brass Simple Theodolite by Caleb Leach, with trough compass signed Caleb Leach, Maker, 1792, purchased needle with engraved N / S directionals, later(?) sliding mica compass-cover, rotating ...

  • Early Unmarked Brass Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1367
    Sold for: $353$300

    Early Unmarked Brass Surveyor's Compass, probably homemade, with 4 3/4-inch copper dial with simple engraved cardinal points, silvered needle ring with punched divisions 0-90 in four quadrants, ...

  • Mahogany and Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1368
    Sold for: $1,058$900

    Mahogany and Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass, with engraved 4 1/2-inch card with credit Wightman Sculp., fleur-de-lis at North, American eagle at the East, manuscript circumference ring divided ...

  • Homemade Wood and Brass Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1369
    Sold for: $353$300

    Homemade Wood and Brass Surveyor's Compass, with 3-inch engraved 32-point compass card, fleur-de-lis at the North, steel needle, carved wood body with brass cover and inset vial, brass-edged wood ...

  • Walnut Surveyor's Compass

    Lot: 1370
    Sold for: $235$200

    Walnut Surveyor's Compass, with 5-inch manuscript card divided 0-90 in four quadrants, eight-point rose with arrows at the outer points, fleur-de-lis at North, scrolls at the East, blued-steel ...

  • Mahogany Surveyor's Table Compass by R. Bakewell

    Lot: 1371
    Sold for: $147$125

    Mahogany Surveyor's Table Compass by R. Bakewell, with 5-inch diameter engraved silvered dial signed R. Bakewell, Maker in central roundel, fleur-de-lis at North and foliate-decorated cardinal ...

  • Birch Surveyor's Compass by John Jayne

    Lot: 1372
    Sold for: $353$300

    Birch Surveyor's Compass by John Jayne, Salem, with 5 1/4-inch compass card divided 0-90 in four quadrants, fleur-de-lis with engraver's credit Wightman Sculp. at North, American eagle with shield, ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by Abner Dod

    Lot: 1374
    Sold for: $2,585$2,200

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by Abner Dod, with 5-inch diameter silvered dial (rubbed in places) engraved A. Dod, Mendham, eight-point rose, slim blued-steel needle with clamp, needle ring divided 0-90 ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by T. Kendally

    Lot: 1375
    Sold for: $1,880$1,600

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by T. Kendally, the 5-inch silvered dial engraved T. Kendally, New Lebanon, N.Y., with engine-turned medallion and outer border, inset vial, blued-steel needle, needle ring ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by E. Kutz

    Lot: 1376
    Sold for: $2,233$1,900

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by E. Kutz, with 4 3/4-inch silvered dial signed E. Kutz, New York, the central ring and cardinal points decorated with foliate scrolls, flowers and shells, the subcardinal ...

  • Lacquered-Brass Surveyor's Compass by Benjamin Pike & Sons

    Lot: 1377
    Sold for: $1,175$1,000

    Lacquered-Brass Surveyor's Compass by Benjamin Pike & Sons, with 6-inch diameter silvered face engraved B. Pike & Sons, 166 Broadway, New York, fleur-de-lis at North, needle ring divided 0-90 in ...

  • Incomplete Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Pike & Son

    Lot: 1378
    Sold for: $59$50

    Incomplete Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Pike & Son, with 5-inch brass dial signed B. Pike & Son, New York, decorated with central vineleaf border and fleur-de-lis at North, shaped limb and ...

  • Four-Vane Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Sawyer & Hobby

    Lot: 1379
    Sold for: $1,293$1,100

    Four-Vane Brass Vernier Surveyor's Compass by Sawyer & Hobby, with 6 1/2-inch silvered dial (slightly rubbed) signed Sawyer & Hobby, New York, central floriate-engraved ring, fleur-de-lis at North, ...

  • Mahogany Pocket Compass

    Lot: 1381
    Sold for: $206$175

    Mahogany Pocket Compass, with 32-point 4 1/2-inch diameter compass card with central rose medallion, steel needle on brass lifting-arm, and mahogany case with hook catches, 5 1/4 in. square. ...

  • Table Compass

    Lot: 1383
    Sold for: $470$400

    Table Compass, with 5-inch brass dial decorated with central rose, fleur-de-lis at North and foliate-engraved cardinal points, steel needle with pierced N and needle ring divided 0-360, in later (?) ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by E. Draper

    Lot: 1385
    Sold for: $705$600

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by E. Draper, with 4-inch silvered dial signed E. Draper, Philadelphia, 320, engraved eight-point star at North, compass ring divided 0-90 in four quadrants, blued-steel ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by J. Hanks

    Lot: 1386
    Sold for: $2,233$1,900

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by J. Hanks, with 5 3/4-inch silvered dial, central ring signed J. Hanks, eight-point star with fleur-de-lis at the North, needle ring divided 0-90 in four quadrants, slim ...

  • Eames's Improved Patent Compass

    Lot: 1387
    Sold for: $1,175$1,000

    Eames's Improved Patent Compass, with brass needle ring and 5 1/2-inch diameter 32-point compass card divided 0-90 in four quadrants, fleur-de-lis at North , scrolls at the East and central ...

  • Rare Mahogany Surveyor's with Compass Card by George Adams

    Lot: 1404
    Sold for: $1,116$950

    Rare Mahogany Surveyor's with Compass Card by George Adams, with engraved brass needle ring and 4 1/4-inch compass card both divided 0-360, two sets of sixteen points forming the rays of a stylized ...

  • Brass Surveyor's Compass by William King

    Lot: 1405
    Sold for: $1,293$1,100

    Brass Surveyor's Compass by William King, with 6-inch diameter silvered dial signed Willm. King, Termple=barr Dublin Fecit in ribband around a central Tudor Rose motif, seven-point rose with large ...

  • Brass Miner's Dial / Theodolite by Newton

    Lot: 1410
    Sold for: $588$500

    Brass Miner's Dial / Theodolite by Newton, England, with 5 1/2-inch diameter silvered dial signed Newton late Wilton, St. Day, Cornwall, circumference scale and needle ring graduated 0-360 with ...

  • Brass Miner's Dial / Theodolite by William Wilton

    Lot: 1411
    Sold for: $588$500

    Brass Miner's Dial / Theodolite by William Wilton, with 4 1/2-inch diameter silvered dial signed Willm. Wilton, St. Day & Camborne, circumference scale divided 0-90 in four quadrants and needle ring ...

  • Lacquered-Brass Theodolite

    Lot: 1412
    Sold for: $411$350

    Lacquered-Brass Theodolite, signed W.&S. Jones, 30 Holborn, London, with 3 1/2-inch silvered dial with eight-point rose, divided 0-90 in four quadrants, needle ring divided 0-360, steel needle with ...

  • Japanese Military Transit

    Lot: 1415
    Unsold  

    Japanese Military Transit, No. 257, olive-green finish with white paint-filled engravings in Japanese characters and Nikko, JES, with 3 1/4-inch diameter compass dial with East / West points ...

  • Lacquered-Brass Theodolite by J.T. Hobby

    Lot: 1416
    Sold for: $823$700

    Lacquered-Brass Theodolite by J.T. Hobby, New York, with 4 3/4-inch anodized brass dial , an engraved fleur-de-lis at North and central ribband with scrolling floriate design, silvered needle ring ...

  • Brass Theodolite by Wm. J. Young & Co.

    Lot: 1419
    Sold for: $705$600

    Brass Theodolite by Wm. J. Young & Co., Philadelphia, No. 4124, with 4 1/2-inch diameter silvered dial, engraved star and scrolls at North, blued-steel needle, needle ring divided 0-90 in four ...

  • Brass Theodolite by Young & Sons

    Lot: 1430
    Sold for: $646$550

    Brass Theodolite by Young & Sons, Philadelphia, No. 7409, with 4-inch silvered dial with engraved fleur-de-lis star at North, needle ring divided 0-90 in four quadrants, blued-steel needle with ...

  • Lacquered-Brass Theodolite by Edmund Draper

    Lot: 1431
    Sold for: $2,350$2,000

    Lacquered-Brass Theodolite by Edmund Draper, Philadelphia, with 3 1/2-inch diameter silvered dial with engraved seven-point star at North, needle ring divided 0-90 in four quadrants, horizontal ...

  • Brass Theodolite by Edmund Draper

    Lot: 1432
    Sold for: $2,350$2,000

    Brass Theodolite by Edmund Draper, Philadelphia, with 4 1/2-inch diameter silvered dial with seven-point star at North, needle ring divided 0-90 in four quadrants, needle and clamp, horizontal ...