Peregrine White

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"Peregrine White was born in Woodstock, Connecticut in 1747 and died there in 1834.  He was a namesake and direct descendent of the first white child born in Cape Cod Harbor in 1620.  He was a silversmith and clockmaker, also a maker of surveyor's compasses."

Reference:  Smart, Charles E.  The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962

Instrument shown is from the collection of the National Museum of American History, a division of the Smithsonian Institution



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