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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




Waywiser, Surveyor’s Wheel, Instrument for Measuring Distance Traversed Unknown Maker, 19th Century - SOLD


 Waywiser, Surveyor’s Wheel, Instrument for Measuring Distance Traversed Unknown Maker, 19th Century

Graphic wall decoration in original red, white and blue paint (Height: 48.5"; diameter: 25.25")

SOLD

410-459




Kaleidoscope, Parlor Model by C.G. Bush, Claremont, New Hampshire, Scarce Circa 1875 - SOLD


Kaleidoscope, Parlor Model by C.G. Bush, Claremont, New Hampshire, Scarce Circa 1875, entire view

Stamped by maker, dry cell type, two mirror, 5-point, removeable lens cap. Made between 1873 and 1900. Turned wood pedestal on tripod base. 9.5" high. Scope is 10.25" long, 3.5" diameter. Cardboard tube with brass end and brass ship's wheel turning dry cell with ampules; 2-mirror system, 5-point mandala, magnifying end.

1218-6 - SOLD




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




Coopers Barrel Shave, Scorp, Hallow Shave, Signed Hardy (Family, Edges Tool Makers)
Probably New Hampshire (W: 5 5/8”) - SOLD


Antique Coopers Barrel Shave Signed Hardy, Probably New Hampshire, angle view

Hardy, David, P.
Hebron, New Hampshire, 1872
Tool Types: Edge Tools

Hardy, Ephraim, L.
Brookline and Hollis, New Hampshire, 1821-1870
Tool Types: Axes, Coopers’ Tools, Draw Knives, and Shaves

201-458 - 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




Antique Traveling Apothecary, Leather Rollup with 18 Blown Glass Bottles
Anonymous Maker, Early
A wonderful artifact, leather is supple and displays great color - SOLD


Antique Traveling Apothecary, Leather Rollup with 18 Blown Glass Bottles
Anonymous Maker, Early, entire view

(Great condition considering utilitarian purpose; extremely minor imperfections; open: 15.25 by 9 by 1" rolled-up: 9 by 4.5 by 3.25")

570-504 - SOLD




Molding Plane, Cesar Chelor, "Cesar Chelor, living in Wrentham", Freed Slave
Wrentham, Massachusetts, 18th Century, Makers Mark on Toe
Yellow birch, original wedge and iron - SOLD


Molding Plane, Cesar Chelor, 'Cesar Chelor, living in Wrentham', Freed Slave
Wrentham, Massachusetts, 18th Century, Makers Mark on Toe
Yellow birch, entire view

Francis Nicholson, first known American plane maker freed his slave Cesar Chelor (1720-1784) upon his death circa 1753; Chelor, the celebrated maker and independent businessman was the first African American to imprint tools. (1754-1784)
(Very good condition, scattered staining; L: 10", H: 6", W: 1.5")

673-12 - SOLD




Clinometer, Inclinometer, Mantle Clock Style, William B. Melick Patent, Circa 1890
Exceptional Form, Ornate Gold Painted Details, Engraved Face
A masterpiece of 19th century industrial art, US Patent: 416,683
Most expensive level of its day; ten times the cost of conventional level - SOLD


Clinometer, Inclinometer, Mantle Clock Style, William B. Melick Patent, Circa 1890
Exceptional Form, Ornate Gold Painted Details, Engraved Face, entire view

A simply gorgeous tool; art and function combined. This working example remains in scarcely encountered untouched original surface including 95% japanning and 95% of the original and elaborate gold ornamentation. The base displays original milling marks.
(Superb condition, minor surface loss to scattered highpoints; L: 12", H: 3.5", D: 1.25")

987-9 - SOLD




Inclinometer, L.L. Davis, Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1870, Filigreed - SOLD


Inclinometer, L.L. Davis, Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1870, Filigreed, entire view

A fine and untouched survivor retaining 95% or more of its original fancy gold painted ornamentation on the delicate filigree webbing. Most of these are found broken and/or with only traces of gold. This is a great survivor; looks like the brass face has never been polished; great patina. (Excellent condition; L: 12", H: 2.25", D: 1")

987-11 - SOLD




Davis Level & Tool Company 6" Mantle Clock Inclinometer, Original Box, RARE
Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1875, US Patent 68,961
Extremely rare box (few extant) with full label, level and box in original condition
FIRST VARIATION - SOLD


Davis Level & Tool Company 6'' Mantle Clock Inclinometer, Original Box, RARE
Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1875, entire view

This stunning example featuring gold painted trim dates from 1875 and is the first type offered by the Davis Level and Tool Company, also the least common variation.
(Excellent original condition, probably 95%coverageminor and scattered enamel losses to highpoints, else fine. Box lid missing end panels; base missing one end panel, else very good including label; 6 by 2.5 by 1.75")

987-5 - SOLD




Artificers' Leveling Instrument, John Harmon, Boston, Circa 1880 to 1885, With Box
Extraordinary example retaining bright, original gold highlights; one of three known retaining its original slide lid box; 100% nickel remains on sight tube. - SOLD


Artificers' Leveling Instrument, John Harmon, Boston, Circa 1880 to 1885, With Box, entire view

John W. Harmon Artificers Sighting Level within its original wooden slide-top box; complete with two bases. (The round base is rarely found with this tool as it was not attached and was easily separated.) This example in superb original condition retaining 98% original japanning and very appealing multicolored (red, blue and gold against black) pin striping. The sight tube retains 100% original nickel. Harmon patented three variations of this device, this is US Patent 234,709. Again, one of three known within original boxes; our consignor owns two; here's your opportunity!
(Excellent original condition; box: 12.5 by 5.5 by 4", level: 11.5 by 3.5 by 1")

987-6 - SOLD




Barometer, Thermometer and Mirror
Molded Broken Arch and Scrolled Pediment
Negretti and Zambra
19th Century
London - SOLD


Barometer, Thermometer and Mirror
Molded Broken Arch and Scrolled Pediment
Negretti and Zambra
19th Century
London, entire view

Pediment top with silvered humidity dial, waist with thermometer dial, bulls-eye mirror; weather dial, and name disk with level. Retains knob, backboard and paper label. Dimensions: 38.5" H, 9.75" W, 2.5" D.

106-56 - 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




Barometer, Paper Register
W. Smith
Stowe, Vermont
Walnut - SOLD


Barometer, Paper Register
W. Smith
Stowe, Vermont
Walnut, entire view

An uncommon simple barometer made in Vermont featuring a paper label within the simple case ornamented with ripple-moldings. Dimensions: 35" H.

952-3 - SOLD




Surveyor's Equipment, Trough Compass, or Circumferentor
American
18th or early 19th century - SOLD


Surveyor's Equipment, Trough Compass, or Circumferentor
American
18th or early 19th century, entire view

Wooden surveying compass half round; wood marked with degrees, old note pasted to side says, true as is the needle to the pole shall be the fire that warms my soul as true to friendship sacred laws surveyors call and countries cause. Joshua Dean Caning 1874

274-78 - SOLD




Bookstand, Tabletop
Dutch
Late 18th Century
Engraved brass with cast winged cherub - SOLD


Bookstand, Tabletop
Dutch
Late 18th Century, entire view

Adjustable rest on hinged conforming stand standing on cast feet; the "stop" at foot of book-rest features cast cherub centered by acanthus scrolling and simple file-work. (Height: 10.25 inches; width: 14.25 inches; depth: 10.75 inches.)

570-146 - SOLD




Dollond Type Telescope
18th Century - SOLD


Dollond Type Telescope
18th Century, entire view

Dollond type telescope; painted wood barrel; brass lens fittings, front cap has slide and can be removed; slides work; no maker's mark; very good with only minor flaking of paint. Measures 21.5-inches long.

459-13 - SOLD


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