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#: 679

DESCRIPTION: Janet Taylor, London, 7.5 inch radius, black metal ladder frame, brass arc signed Mrs. Janet Taylor, 104 Minories, London" with inset silver scale with graduations reading -5 to 150, tangent screw vernier adjustment, index magnifier, sighting telescopes, multiple sun shades for index and horizon mirrors, ebony handle, all in a felt-lined dovetailed mahogany box with accessories.
CONDITION: The set is only missing a shade that screws on to the end of the telescopes. There is some type of dried black residue on the lid of the box. The sextant is in good condition. Janet Taylor was a famous English astronomer and navigation expert in the 1800s. She wrote many books, founded a science academy, invented improvements to marine instruments, and ran a nautical instrument company. The signature on the brass arc is worn, but there is little doubt that it is her name and London address.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 5in x 10.75in x 9.5in