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Vintage American Samuel Thaxter & Son Boston compass, set in wood box, 9 x 9 cm, 206 grams. Samuel Thaxter was born in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1769 and died in Boston in 1842. He is first listed in the 1796 Boston Directory as a mathematical instrument maker. In the 1822-23 edition, the business is listed as Samuel Thaxter & Son (Joseph H. 1801-1835). Samuel Thaxter's grandson, Samuel Thaxter Cushing (1821-1882), took over the business around 1843. Upon the death of Samuel Thaxter Cushing, his widow, Abby C. Cushing took over management of the business until 1905 at which time Herbert Risteen Starratt became manager. The last entry of the company (Samuel Thaxter & Son) in the Boston Directory is 1916."

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Vintage American Samuel Thaxter & Son Compass

Estimate $800 - $1,500Nov 22, 2018
Richmond Hill, ON, CA