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B. Pike & Son Surveyor's Compass

B. Pike & Son Surveyor's Compass

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Description
The "B. Pike & Son. N. York" and "Warranted" inscriptions on this surveyor's compass refers to a firm that was in business during the years 1831–1841 and 1843–1849. Benjamin Pike Jr. advertised compasses of this sort, with a 6–inch needle and level vials on each arm, for $28 and $32.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Surveyor's Compass
maker
B. Pike & Son
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall length: 14 5/8 in; 37.1475 cm
needle: 6 in; 15.24 cm
overall: 2 15/16 in x 15 1/4 in x 8 in; 7.46125 cm x 38.735 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
PH.326556
catalog number
326556
accession number
261155
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