Dating to circa 1820, this impressive Georgian compass is set in a hinged mahogany case measuring 3 (75mm) square. Complimented by the small hand made brass hinges and fastened with two 7 shaped brass clasps, the paper compass rose is divided into four 90 degree quadrants showing all the points of the compass with a fleur de lys for North, and is in very good condition for a 200 year old compass. The elegant blued steel needle is also engraved with'N' &'S' gold letters for clarity, and sits under a glass crystal which has a minor blemish at the 8 o`clock position. Can only be seen in certain light, Please enlarge photo #10 as Ive tried to capture it as best as I can.
Certainly dosn`t detract from this lovely compass. In good working order, the needle is locked in position for transit by a brass pin which comes into play when the lid is closed. The mahogany case is free of any splits or cracks and has a warm patination that only comes with the passage of time.
A genuine antique compass with a traditional design. Please study the photos as they are part of the description, and I will be happy to answer any questions if I can. Please check out my other listings for more interesting items.Message me if you wish different international options. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "ravens_wood" and is located in this country: GB.
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