18 rules for celestial dating
This delightful little dory compass was made by “F. The front of the box is faintly stenciled “DORY.” The compass itself is 3 1/8 inches in diameter while the box measures 5 1/8 inches square and 4 inches high. Lincoln (1817-1898) was the grandson of Paul Revere.Excellent original condition in all respects showing good honest use, but no abuse. He was apprenticed to the early American nautical instrument maker Gedney King, in 1830. Brewington, “Navigating Instruments,” 1963, Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.)3.03 EARLY AMERICAN NAUTICAL COMPASS.
There is a “shoe” and rotating metal lever for securing the stadimeter in its box.
This compact yet very accurate American instrument was made by the Schick Company of Stamford, Connecticut circa 1943.
It consists of a solid brass lattice frame in its original blackened finish.
Those two distances (sides of the triangle) are equal and can be read as the distance in yards from the observer in thousands of yards as calibrated on the revolving drum. The large arc is calibrated in feet from 50 - 200 and the resulting reading is the distance in yards is from 200 – 10,000 with diminishing accuracy.
The back has a sculpted mahogany handle for holding and three large brass “feet” for positioning in its machine dove-tailed hardwood box.Kids and teenagers can have powerful connections with their ancestors as they get to know them through photos and stories.Having an experience in a physical location with ties to an ancestor can leave a positive impression that will last forever.The school year is coming to an end, and summer will be upon us soon. Whether you choose to go near or far you can incorporate an element of family history into your travel plans.