Zerah Peck Surveyor’s Compass

Newtown, Connecticut, Circa 1815

5 inch silvered dial signed ZSA Peck, cardinal points engraved in large flowing script, two inset vials, needle ring engraved in individual degrees 0-90 in four quadrants, bezel and socket mount with engine-turned design, screw-thread needle clamp on brass lifting-arm, and shaped limb with two screw-on sight vanes, 13 3/4 long with 7 1/2 inch sight vanes. Note: Zehah Peck (c. 1782 - 1858). One other surveyor's instrument recorded by the little-known maker of Newtown, Connecticut, carries the same distinctive engraving on the dial.

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