This single vernier survey compass is an nice example of the Gurley firms work. The Troy NY location is at the bottom below the south point and I believe dates this compass from near the turn of the century. Gurley did not use serial numbers on their earlier, pre 1908, instruments and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact year of manufacture. The compass face is silvered and in good condition.The needle is 5 making this the middle size compass Gurley offered. The needle swings freely points north and locks as it should.
The sight vanes are edge marked, proper and nice. Both level vials are full. All motions move freely and the thumbscrews are good. The box is nice with some minor rubs and chips at the edges.
All in all a nice example of a Gurley surveyors compass. It will display very nicely in or out of the box and has a great patina and graphic look to it. Please look at all the pics to see the details and condition.
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