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Smith Young and Company surveyor's compass with silvered dial and screw-on sighting vanes, with oak tripod and case; image credit on full record.

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Compass; Smith Young & Co, Surveyor's, Brass, Silvered Dial, Tripod, Case, 14 inch.

Brass surveyor's compass by S. Y. & Company, New York, the polished brass instrument with silvered dial, cardinal points in block lettering and engraved with maker's name, horizontal ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, thumbscrew vernier, screw-on sighting vanes, spirit levels, and oak tripod.

p4A.com note: Smith Young and Company of New York City, circa 1852 to 1857, William Henry Smith and Henry Young....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9745375
Category:  optical    Origin:  New York
Type:  surveying & compasses    Year:  1852 - 1857

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