AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 692

DESCRIPTION: J. Prentice, New York, "Captain Douglas" reflecting circle or reflecting alidade, lacquered brass, straight-edge engraved "J. Prentice", "283", and "New York", protractor arc graduated from 0 to 130, central crosshair reticle, swinging plotting arm with vernier scale graduated from 0 to 30, sighting vane, half-silvered mirror, and index reflector, all in a felt-lined wooden case. This instrument is named after its inventor, Sir Howard Douglas, renowned British military engineer.
CONDITION: Original wooden case has been reglued. Felt lining is a bit loose. Some of the lacquer protecting the brass is starting to darken. Mirrors are in tact, but a bit foggy. Swing arm are moves smoothly. J. Prentice had an advertisement listed in a New York business directory in 1845.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1845
DIMENSIONS: 2.25in x 7.5in x 5in