For your consideration is this beautifully patina'd brass vernier compass marked" William J. Young, (maker Philadelphia)". This compass is identical to a " Young compass" on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, see: /collections/surveying/object.cfm?recordnumber=745793 for additional info and description .

Auctioning one mahogany dovetailed fitted case; containing a brass vernier compass and cover @ 15"L, having a 5.6"L dial. Included in case are 2 brass sighting vanes (w/screws), and mounting post for tripod. Original tripod is included w/this sale. Approx. combined weight is 23.5 lbs. It will be necessary to ship separate, (tripod & compass).

Condition: Well cared for instrument I,ve owned for more than 15 years, it came from N.J. estate. Everything works...

Compass; All adjustments , dial and needle, all good. Only issue w/compass is light fog on bubble level glass, still has liquid. Tripod; Stiff leg; appears to be mahogany (not sure). The original screws that hold legs to tripod head are missing on 2 of the legs. They are replaced. Will be providing additional photo's. I have set a reasonable reserve price, but I don't belive it prove to be much of a hinderance...

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P.S. I'll try to work the shipping as inexpensive as possible so email for quotes.

Please check out my other sales. I'm just beginning my Ebay venture, (2nd week). I'm starting out slow with some uncomplicated stuff, but expect coming sales(auctions) to contain a HUGH array of unique and quality ANTIQUES, WOODWORING TOOLS, MICROSCOPY, SURVEYING, NAUTICAL, ETC. I've been a collector of American Federal Period furniture/furnishings, surveying equipment, microscope/medical, woodworker (antique restorer), basically anything OLD for several decades... I'm out of space in the house and BARN!!! WARRANTY:

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