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
Instruments: 2 (Two) Compensated Ship's Binnacles: (1) Ship's binnacle, cylindrical oak stand, topped by a brass helmet with circular viewing window and top cap, enclosing a gimbaled 8 inch dry card compass marked Lord Kelvin, London. (2) Negus, New York, compensating ship's binnacle, cylindrical mahogany stand topped by a brass helmet with integrated oil lantern, lidded side viewing window and circular top window, enclosing a gimbaled 6 inch compass signed by Kelvin & White.
CONDITION: (1) Helmet has a dark, uneven patina. The quadrantal corrector mountings are present but the pair of soft iron spheres are absent. Large and heavy if shipping is a consideration. Glass of compass has many cracks. (2) Lacquer on brass helmet has turned dark brown. The quadrantal corrector mountings are present but the two soft iron spheres are absent. The oil lamp is missing a screw on one side of the handle. Large and heavy if shipping is a consideration. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $600
DIMENSIONS: 53in x 30in x 19in