AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

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#: 702

DESCRIPTION: Instruments- 2 (Two) Surveying: (1) W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, "20 Inch Wye Level", telescope with dark green finish inscribed "President Borough of Richmond- 1935", 7.5 inch bubble level mounted below the scope, rotating tripod mount with four adjustable screw feet, in a fitted mahogaNew York case with metal plaque. (2) Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York, engineer's precise level, 15 inch telescope with a dark green finish, 5 inch bubble level mounted to one side, rotating tripod mount with four adjustable screw feet, in a fitted mahogaNew York case with paper label under the lid.
CONDITION: (1) Dark green finish has a lovely craquelure with a very few losses and scratches on the telescope. Some accessories missing from wooden case. No tripod. Leather strap on case is absent. (2) Green finish on telescope is dark and dirty from use. Black paint on tripod mount has flaked off in spots. No lens cap. The instrument itself is not signed. There is a cryptic message hand-written on the outside of the box that reads "Feb 25th / Ford Theatre / 1864". Dimensions are for the Gurley's wooden case.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1935
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 21.25in x 6in

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