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Seven Compasses

Seven Compasses, 19th/20th century, one marked "Dollond/London" on paper dial and housed in a brass gimbaled case. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as...

Oct 05, 2018
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6477744
TWO SHIP'S COMPASSES.

Description: TWO SHIP'S COMPASSES. A sestrel brass ship's compass on gimbel, together with Viking Instruments dry compass on gimbel. 20th century. England and Massachusetts. First on brass gimbel, company logo on dial. Dry compass additionally fitted with sighting device and level, mounted in original case affixed with company's label NULLVIKING INSTRUMENTS INC./MASTER'S MATE/SN. 0064/KINGSTON, MASS.NULL SIZE: Sestra 5NULL dial dia. Viking 6NULL dial dia. PROVENANCE: From a private Massachuse...

Aug 25, 2016
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1201260
COMPASSES. In case, 1900s.

Three parts. Mahogany case.

May 08, 2016
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1188353
COMPASSES. In case, 1900s.

Three parts. Mahogany case.

Jul 07, 2016
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6947588
Seven Small Brass Compasses

Description: Seven Small Brass Compasses, one in a leather case, dia. to 3 in. Estimate $200-400 The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is...

Jan 14, 2016
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496145
Compasses. 2, Silva, Stockholm, 1900s.

One of the wooden box. Diameter 10 cm.

Feb 13, 2016
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7662448
Lot of Ten Military Compasses

Description: Lot consisting of 10 military compasses of various sizes and makers. Categories: Weapons & Military Items Condition: Good condition.

Feb 22, 2017
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1120689
COMPASSES. Marked ER in 1905.

Length 38, the outer dimensions of approximately 50 cm.

Apr 30, 2016
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7596959
Group Lot of Chinese Compasses

Description: Group Lot of Chinese Compasses. 6 Chinese wooden antique Compasses, 1 Chinese brass antique compass Categories: Condition:

Mar 25, 2017
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6940468
2 Antique Chinese Feng Shui Compasses

Description: 2 Antique Chinese Feng Shui Compasses. Provenance:Princeton, NJ estate. Size: 1.25NULL x 4.25NULL, 3 x 11 cm (largest). Categories: Asian Works of Art Condition:

Jan 25, 2016
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7165155
2 Antique Chinese Feng Shui Compasses

Description: 2 Antique Chinese Feng Shui Compasses. Provenance:Princeton, NJ estate. Size: 1.25NULL x 4.25NULL, 3 x 11 cm (largest). Categories: Asian Works of Art Condition:

Oct 31, 2015
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Four Sun-time or Sun Watch Compasses

Four Sun-time or Sun Watch Compasses, 20th century, all with hinged metal case, compass, and sundial, lg. 2 to 3 in. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, ...

Oct 05, 2018
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1139531
Two compasses, a sextant and a sundial. (4)

A sextant of partly patinated bronze marked Casartelli Liverpool, in a fitted wooden box H. 13 cm L./W. 25 cm. further, a compass mounted in a brass binnacle H. 28 cm. a patinated bronze compass marked Iver Weilbach, Copenhagen Diam. 25 cm; and, a sundial marked C. Hechelmann, Hamburg, mounted in a wooden box. H. 22 cm L./W. 20 cm. (4)

May 05, 2016
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1194081
Collection of various compasses. England, first half 20th c.

Pairs of compasses of brass, bone and ivory in fitted mahogany box marked Aston & Mander, London 1915. H. 5 cm L. 21.5 cm W. 11 cm. Further, A compass in fitted leather case, an altimeter and a pair of compasses. England, first half 20th c.

May 12, 2016
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SUNDIAL and compasses. 2 pcs. London 1900 the first half.

Sundial noticed Ramsden London 1910. Diameter about 7.5 cm.

Jun 25, 2016
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2138203
Three pairs of compasses and a calliper, 18th/19th ct.

Three pairs of compasses and a calliper, 18th/19th ct.

Jan 27, 2016
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6905643
A mixed group of various watches, pedometers, compasses and fob watches. Approximately 18. All recom

Description: BID ON THE-SALEROOMA mixed group of various watches, pedometers, compasses and fob watches. Approximately 18. All recommended for spare or repair purposes only. Due to the quantity of items in this lot we are unable to comment accurately on the condition. Fellows do not guarantee the working order or accuracy of any lots sold. Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers in our catalogue and online for any additional considerations that may affect this lot. Fellows routinely p...

Feb 08, 2016
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7366083
Three small compasses, ca. 1900, the largest signed Queen & Co. Philada., all in wood cases.

Description: Three small compasses, ca. 1900, the largest signed Queen & Co. Philada., all in wood cases. Categories: Science, Clocks & Technology Condition: Good. Minor wear.

Sep 01, 2015
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THREE BRONZE CENSERS, ONE BRONZE JUE, ONE STONE SEAL AND TWO COMPASSES, China - Partly slightly chipped

THREE BRONZE CENSERS, ONE BRONZE JUE, ONE STONE SEAL AND TWO COMPASSES, China - Partly slightly chipped

Jul 04, 2016
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7042330
A selection of four compasses and three coins. To include a 1960s 9ct gold compass with rope-twist b

Description: BID ON THE-SALEROOM Categories: Condition:

Dec 03, 2015
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7030378
Three military compasses. A Stanley Mils Mk. I, a T. G. & Co. Mk. III (1939) with card box of issue,

Description: BID ON THE-SALEROOMThree military compasses. A Stanley Mils Mk. I, a T. G. & Co. Mk. III (1939) with card box of issue, and a Mk. I square plastic magnetic marching example by the same maker, (3). All sound. Categories: Condition:

Dec 15, 2015
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1090652
MEASURING INSTRUMENT. Around the turn of 1900.

Among other things, compasses and rulers. In the case. Etuiets length 21 cm, width 13 cm, height 4 cm.

Apr 24, 2016
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1078031
Calendar box guest invitation knife trophies

CALENDAR BOX, knife, trophies, 3 pieces, BOX, WEIGHT KIT, banquets knife, compasses, brass, 17/1800 century, kalenderdosans height of about 4, 15x5 cm

Apr 23, 2016
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III 12-INCH TABLE GLOBES BY BENJAMIN MARTIN, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF GEORGE III 12-INCH TABLE GLOBES BY BENJAMIN MARTIN, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY Comprising a terrestrial and celestial globe in brass meridian rings with hour circle and pointer, the horizon rings supported by a cradle and turned knop on a tripod base with with compasses, restorations, the cradles and bases later, compasses added The globes each 12 in. (30 cm.) diameter; 24 in. (60 cm.) high overall

Oct 08, 2015
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5024254
A PAIR OF GEORGE III 12-INCH TABLE GLOBES

A PAIR OF GEORGE III 12-INCH TABLE GLOBES BY BENJAMIN MARTIN, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY Comprising a terrestrial and celestial globe in brass meridian rings with hour circle and pointer, the horizon rings supported by a cradle and turned knop on a tripod base with with compasses, restorations, the cradles and bases later, compasses added The globes each 12 in. (30 cm.) diameter; 24 in. (60 cm.) high overall

Oct 08, 2015
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94692
A German ash-lazed stonewear beaker, the body with emblem with initials DPR 1591. Probably Siegburg. First part of the 17th century. H. 24 cm

A German ash-lazed stonewear beaker, the body applied with a loop handle and decorated with relief-moulded emblem with compasses, wheel and initials DPR 1591. Probably Siegburg. First part of the 17th century. H. 24 cm.

Dec 17, 2015
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1896485
Collection maritime effects (8)

Collection maritime effects consisting of: 4 nathuse brass without compasses. H. 16-34 cm., 3 binoculars L. 51-100 cm. (Full length) and a porthole in solid brass, later moteret with mirror glass Ø 37 cm. 1900s. (8)

Aug 08, 2016
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7238862
Barr & Stroud Ltd British Range Finder

Description: Barr & Stroud Ltd British Range Finder- #46301, type FT 37, comes with multiple associated components, transit, 2 compasses, magnifying lens and 3 calibration instruments, two glass covers as is, used in WWII. Categories: Weapons & Military Items Condition:

Oct 03, 2015
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3254099
18 th century brass and steel Calipers

with two attachments for use as compasses and as calipers; in original red leather fitted and embossed leather covered case with two brass hooks. Length with tips c. 23,5 and 30 cm, case c. 22 x 10,5 cm. (WU). Specialist: Simon Weber-Unger

May 18, 2015
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2532769
FREEMASON RING,

- W249 Jewellery (West) FREEMASON RING, Yellow gold 750, 18 g. Set with 1 oval, synthetic ruby, engraved with a gold square, compasses and the letter "G". Size ca. 56. CHF 500 / 800 € 460 / 740 Sold for CHF 500 (hammer price) All information is subject to change.

Jun 22, 2016
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7879731
Anthony Ham Plain Compass in Brass

Description: American, mid-18th century. A plain compass in brass, of diminutive size, having two dovetailed sight vanes and ball-form socket, silvered and engraved face with a star and fleur-de-lis pattern, signed Made by Anthony Ham Philadelphia; overall lg. 10 in., needle lg. 4 in. Anthony Ham and well-known American instrument maker Anthony Lamb have a documented family association beginning in 1733. Most American surveying instruments from this time period were made from wood. Both Lamb ...

Dec 10, 2016
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5956768
Joseph Cornell

signed on a piece of paper affixed to the reverse; incised with the artist's initials on the interior of the top lid wood, printed paper, glass, sand, 21 compasses and 5 silver balls in wood box construction Closed: 2 1/2 by 20 by 9 1/4 in. 6.3 by 50.8 by 23.5 cm. Executed circa 1954.

Mar 03, 2016
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1873909
Collection maritime parts, including skibsrat and the porthole (4)

Collection maritime parts consisting of string wrapped skibsrat mounted on the house of metal and wood with chain drive. H. 89 Ø. 68 cm. Signs of heavy wear. . Porthole patinated brass Ø approx. 49 cm. Signs of wear and the lack splitter in the hinges. . Also included few nathuse of brass compasses. H. approximately 22 cm. Nathusene is no content. (4)

Aug 04, 2016
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6893917
Buckinghamshire.- Speed (John) - Buckingham Both Shyre, and Shire towne desribed, ornamental title

Description: BID ON THE-SALEROOMBuckinghamshire.- Speed (John) - Buckingham Both Shyre, and Shire towne desribed, ornamental title cartouche, inset plans of Buckingham and Reading, coats-of-arms within decorative architectural arches, compass rose, and compasses, engraved map with hand-colouring, 385 x 510mm., English text on verso with woodcut initial by John Dawson, repair to foot of central vertical fold, George Humble, [1627]. Categories: Condition:

Feb 25, 2016
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6611738
King George III and Masonic Wax Seal from the Jim Ritchie Collection

Description: King George III and Masonic Wax Seal from the Jim Ritchie Collection English or American, late 18th-early 19th century. A wax seal in metal frame, one side featuring a caricature profile of King George III, the other the Masonic square and compasses; ht. 1, wd. .75 in. Provenance: From the Collection of Jim Ritchie (1938-2015), Toledo, Ohio Categories: European Decorative Arts and Furniture Condition:

Jun 25, 2016
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63ge1501 7ppkj movement
Dudley Watch & CO

• cal. 17''' manual winding gilt lever movement, 19 jewels, cut bi-metallic compensation balance, bridge plate in the form of Masonic symbols: a slipper, plumb, trowel, level, square, compasses, the Letter "G" and a Bible • silvered guilloché dial, metal Arabic numerals indexes, subsidiary seconds • 14k yellow gold open-faced polished and engraved case, metal gilt bow • movement, case and dial signed diameter 46 mm

May 13, 2015
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E4968c9973852b53a8884a515807d080a1cf7dee
A collection of various nautical and scientific instruments, 18th century and later

comprising one cased astrolabe, three sextants, two in cases one of which labelled National Physical Laborotory, three hourglasses, seven compasses, two telescopes, two drawing sets including mounted ivory instruments and rulers, one with a fitted leather case the other with a fitted rosewood case, one spyglass, a mathematical instrument by W F Stanley in a wooden case, a folding measuring tool and two reels for measuring speed

May 02, 2017
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786968
Collection figures mm porcelain and faience mm (20)

Collection figures mm porcelain and faience mm consisting among others of. B & G Vase No. 72/210. B & G Kingfisher no. 1885th B & G Two geese no. 1902nd B & G Dog no. 2027th B & G parakeets, no. 2210th Royal Cph. Black-headed Gull no. 827 (II black). Royal Cph. No puppy. 1408th 4 plates from the series "Danish Compasses". Almost everything in black. (20)

Mar 16, 2016
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HENDRICK GOLTZIUS (1558-1617) The Large Hercules

HENDRICK GOLTZIUS (1558-1617) The Large Hercules engraving, 1589, on sturdy laid paper, watermark Coat-of-Arms with Three Compasses (Briquet 1164, dated 1575), a very fine impression of this rare, large print, first state (of two), trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline, a few skilfully repaired paper splits along the usual horizontal central fold, some other unobtrusively repaired tears and paper splits Sheet 563 x 405 mm.

Jan 25, 2017
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Vacheron Constantin - A FINE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL CASE 674116 MERCATOR CIRCA 2000

• cal. 1120/2 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, 21k gold rimmed rotor engraved '1594 Gérard Mercator 1994' • polychrome cloisonné enamel dial with map of the South China Sea, two retrograde sectors indicating hours and minutes, the hands in the form of mapping compasses • platinum case, stepped down-turned lugs, snap-on sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin folding clasp diameter 36 mm

Apr 05, 2017
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5949441
Vacheron Constantin

• cal. 1120/2 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, 21k gold rimmed rotor engraved '1594 Gérard Mercator 1994' • polychrome cloisonné enamel dial with map of the South China Sea/Taiwan and the East coast of China, two retrograde sectors indicating hours and minutes, the hands in the form of mapping compasses • platinum case, stepped down-turned lugs, snap-on sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Vacheron Cons...

Apr 07, 2015
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7030299
A collection of eight cased drawing instruments. Comprising: cased sets by Harling and by John Wrigh

Description: BID ON THE-SALEROOMA collection of eight cased drawing instruments. Comprising: cased sets by Harling and by John Wright & Co respectively, with dividers, compasses, markers etc., plus smaller cased examples with dividers etc. by Norton & Gregory, Stanley, Harling, Smith & Son, and two unmarked examples, (8). Group lot- Please note: this lot may contain multiple items, and other items not listed if stated 'etc. '. Buyers should take this into consideration when arranging a courie...

Dec 15, 2015
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7879728
Christian Hurtin Compass

Description: American, 18th century. A plain compass by clock and watchmaker Chirstian Hurtin, with bar-type limb, two sight vanes on dovetail mounts, sun-ray engraved star on face with snake-form needle arrestor, signed C. Hurtin, Goshen. A 1788 N. 7; overall lg. 13.25, needle lg. 5.25 in. Christian Hurtin (ca. 1743-?) was born in either Newark, New Jersey or New York City. Around 1775 he moved to Goshen, New York where he advertised as a clock and watchmaker. There are three recorded exampl...

Dec 10, 2016
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Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Automatic Dual Retrograde Wristwatch with Map of the Americas and Australia

Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Automatic Dual Retrograde Wristwatch with Map of the Americas and Australia Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Mercator Model, Ref. 43'050, Movement No. 797'931, Case No. 666'597, Manufactured in 1995 Cal. 1120/2, automatic lever movement, 36 jewels, 21k gold rim to the rotor with the engraved inscription 1594 - Gérard Mercator - 1994 , gilt dial with a black enamel map depicting the Americas and Australia, two hands depicting needles to resemble the earl...

Jun 07, 2016
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Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Automatic Dual Retrograde Wristwatch with Map of the Americas and Australia SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, MERCATOR MODEL, REF. 43'050, MOVEMENT NO. 797'931, CASE NO. 666'597, MANUFACTURED IN 1995

Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Automatic Dual Retrograde Wristwatch with Map of the Americas and Australia Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Mercator Model, Ref. 43'050, Movement No. 797'931, Case No. 666'597, Manufactured in 1995 Cal. 1120/2, automatic lever movement, 36 jewels, 21k gold rim to the rotor with the engraved inscription 1594 - Gérard Mercator - 1994 , gilt dial with a black enamel map depicting the Americas and Australia, two hands depicting needles to resemble the earl...

Jun 07, 2016
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Two Explorers Alidades

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 knife edge, one marked on base "Young & Sons/Philadelphia/8756," the other unmarked, with its original carrying case, lg. 11 in. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ...

Oct 05, 2018
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SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, MERCATOR MODEL, REF. 43050/000J-17, MOVEMENT NO. 798’089, CASE NO. 656’895, MANUFACTURED IN 1995

VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE 18K GOLD SELF-WINDING DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH MAP OF EUROPE, AFRICA, ASIA, ACCOMPANIED WITH ORIGIBAL CERTIFIICATE, EXTRACT FROM THE ARCHIVE, LOUPE AND BOX SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, MERCATOR MODEL, REF. 43050/000J-17, MOVEMENT NO. 798’089, CASE NO. 656’895, MANUFACTURED IN 1995 Movement: Automatic, Cal. 1120/2, extra flat, 36 jewels, 21k gold central rotor inscribed "1594-Gérard Mercator-1994", signed Dial: Gilt dial with a black map, two hands d...

Mar 23, 2018
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3461119
A MATCHED PAIR OF LIBRARY GLOBES

A MATCHED PAIR OF LIBRARY GLOBES J. & W. Cary, 1799 and 1835 the terrestrial cartouche: CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, EXHIBITING The Tracks and Discoveries made by CAPTAIN COOK; Also those of CAPTAIN VANCOUVER on the NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA And M. DE LA PEROUSE, on the COAST of TARTARY TOGETHER With every other Improvement collected from Various Navigators and Travellers to the present time. LONDON: Made & Sold by J.& W. Cary, Strand, March 1st.1816. WITH CORRECTIONS and ADDITIONS to 1835...

Nov 09, 2016
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William J. Young & Sons "Burt's Solar Compass,"

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 verniers to single minutes, blued-steel needle and scale calibrated 10-0-10, arms engraved "Wm. J Young & Sons/makers/Philadelphia," and serial number 4631 in compass box, inlaid silver latitude arc calibrated 30 to 55 reading to single minuets by vernier inlaid silver declination arc calibrated 0-25...

Oct 05, 2018
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6535594
Surveyor's Transit - KY Tiensch & Stancliff

Description: Tiensch and Stancliff, Louisville Kentucky brass surveyor's transit level compass on stand, steel dial with engraved name NULLTiensch & Stancliff Louisville KyNULL, engraved fleur-de-lis at North, and engraved foliate decoration at center with two intact leveling vials, and a vernier scale to outer circumference. 16 1/2NULL H x 9NULL dia. Circa 1859. Note: An excerpt from the March 29, 1856 Louisville Courier states, NULLAnd speaking of compasses reminds us of a visit we made yes...

Jul 30, 2016
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BARLOW, William (1544-1625). Magneticall Aduertisements: or Divers Pertinent obseruations, and approued experiments concerning the nature and properties of the Load-stone... most needfull for practise, of trauelling, or framing of Instruments fit for Trauellers both by Sea and Land. London: Edward Griffin for Timothy Barlow, 1616.

BARLOW, William (1544-1625). Magneticall Aduertisements: or Divers Pertinent obseruations, and approued experiments concerning the nature and properties of the Load-stone... most needfull for practise, of trauelling, or framing of Instruments fit for Trauellers both by Sea and Land . London: Edward Griffin for Timothy Barlow, 1616. Small 4° (175 x 142mm). With the errata leaf. Printer's woodcut device on title [McKerrow 380], woodcut diagrams. (Title soiled and with a very small hole, pen tri...

Dec 01, 2015
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KLAPROTH, Julius von (1783-1835). Mémoires relatifs à l'Asie, contenant des recherches historiques, géographiques et philologiques sur les peuples de l'Orient. Paris: Librarie Orientale de Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1826-28.

KLAPROTH, Julius von (1783-1835). Mémoires relatifs à l'Asie, contenant des recherches historiques, géographiques et philologiques sur les peuples de l'Orient . Paris: Librarie Orientale de Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1826-28. 3 volumes, 8° (203 x 122 mm). 10 engraved plates on 9 sheets (4 folding, one with short closed tear) and 6 folding maps (one with outline coloring). (Some pale spotting.) Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines gilt decorated, each with two crimson morocco lettering pieces...

Apr 05, 2016
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KLAPROTH, Julius von (1783-1835).

KLAPROTH, Julius von (1783-1835). Mémoires relatifs à l'Asie, contenant des recherches historiques, géographiques et philologiques sur les peuples de l'Orient . Paris: Librarie Orientale de Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1826-28. 3 volumes, 8° (203 x 122 mm). 10 engraved plates on 9 sheets (4 folding, one with short closed tear) and 6 folding maps (one with outline coloring). (Some pale spotting.) Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines gilt decorated, each with two crimson morocco lettering pieces...

Apr 05, 2016
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Elmer Sperry, American Inventor and Father of the Gyro Compass, Photographic and Manuscript Archive

Description: Elmer Sperry, American Inventor and Father of the Gyro Compass, Photographic and Manuscript Archive Born just before the Civil War, Oct. 21, 1860 near Cortland, NY, Elmer Sperry (1860-1930) showed natural mechanical skills even as a young child. In high school he excelled in science and drawing, the latter being useful in designing and explaining his inventions. At 19 he had invented an arc-lighting system, with help from local Cortland Wagon Company. He moved to Chicago to sell ...

Jun 10, 2016
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Sperry Gyroscope Company, Autograph Album Featuring Several Notable Signatures, Incl. Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Plus

Description: Sperry Gyroscope Company, Autograph Album Featuring Several Notable Signatures, Incl. Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Plus Born just before the Civil War, Oct. 21, 1860 near Cortland, NY, Elmer Sperry(1860-1930) showed natural mechanical skills even as a young child. In high school he excelled in science and drawing, the latter being useful in designing and explaining his inventions. At 19 he had invented an arc-lighting system, with help from local Cortland Wagon Company. He ...

Jun 10, 2016
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