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Antique Octant Owned by Captain Job Terry, New Bedford, Case with Label
Case with label of John H. WHEELER, 220 Water Street, New York (Ship Chandler) - SOLD


Antique Octant Owned by Captain Job Terry, New Bedford, Case with Label 
Case with label of John H. WHEELER, 220 Water Street, New York (Ship Chandler), entire view box

An identified instrument engraved with owner’s name, Job Terry [Jr.] (1783-1861) of
New Bedford, Massachusetts who was master of New Bedford’s whaling ship Good
Return beginning in 1821; he made nine voyages as master. Published within Richard
Dana’s book, Two Years before The Mast written in 1840, Captain Terry is said to have
been known in every port in the pacific. Portraits of the captain and his wife are within
the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The octant remains within it
stepped and fitted mahogany case; arched medial frame brace surmounted with pencil
displays embossed owners name; Vernier is engraved. The case remains in original
condition showing typical, as expected shrinkage; minor wood loss to one corner of
bottom board.

The instrument is accompanied by an early statement on laid paper; stated is that the
owner refused a cash offer for the instrument by a Mr. Emery of Salem which he bought
new in 1844. The document is a bonus as we can’t confirm any connection to this
instrument. (case: 17" x 14.25" x 3.5")

SOLD

604-60




Robert Roskell Early Marine Box Chronometer, Gold Hands, Silvered Dial
Liverpool, England, circa 1839, Number 1054/52815 - SOLD


Robert Roskell Early Marine Box Chronometer, Gold Hands, Silvered Dial Liverpool, England, circa 1839, entire view

Brass bowl and gimbal, three-tier brass-bound mahogany box with top-lid, (vacant escutcheon) and base; decorative key-hole escutcheon, the base with inset bone disc (cracked) inscribed 1054, external brass drop handles. Robert Roskell worked under his own name at 31 Church Street in 1839…he favored Kulberg movements and Hartnup and Eiffe balances. Instruments made under Robert Roskell’s name [alone] are rare, this combined with the early date greatly increases the importance of the instrument.
The small case measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5"…main spring is replaced, we have original.

604-50 - SOLD




Dividers, Gold Flashed Divider, Compass, Engraved, Map, Nautical or Draftsman
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century; or Earlier
Gold flash on brass/silver
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Antique Pair of Gold Flashed Dividers, Likely 18th Century, entire view 1

(L: 5.75”)

110-705 - SOLD




Universal Inclining Dial Compass, Shagreen Cased
Signed, Patrick
London
Small enough for the pocket, traveling or window ledge - SOLD


Universal Inclining Dial Compass, Shagreen Cased
Signed, Patrick
London, entire view

This example features a compass in the base, three leveling screws and a pair of bubble levels. The hour plate is hinged; user may set any angle of latitude from degree marks on arched arm fitted to one side of base. The gnomon and arm are hinged accommodating flat packing within shark-skin case. The instrument is finely engraved and remains is excellent original condition; wood case covered in Shagreen is generally very good with very minor imperfections limited to vapor barrier and two tiny adjustable foot punctures that pierced the bottom of case.
(Box: H: 2"; W: 6"; D: 5.75")

570-235 - SOLD




Compass in Painted Box
Found in New York State
Circa 1840 - SOLD


Antique Compass, Painted Box, Hand Made, open entire view

The painted case with wire-hinged lid is in wonderful surface. This non-commercial effort features radial lines laid out by hand, with compass points cut from printed document and applied...the vane retains bluing. In excellent condition, measuring 1.5" H, 4" W and 3.5" D.

424-35 - SOLD




Ship's Dry Compass, Green Painted Bowl, Floating Card, Fleur-de-Lis at North
Boston, F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Company (1839 to 1883)
Very attractive functional display piece - SOLD


Antique Ship's Compass, Green Painted Bowl, F.W. Lincoln Jr. and Company, angle view

(No box or gimbal; H: 4.5"; diameter 7.25")

216-519 - SOLD





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