This early Victorian pocket compass dates to circa 1850, and is set in a hinged mahogany block 2½ (65mm) square, with two chamfered edges on the lid. The shapely blued steel needle sits above a clean paper compass rose divided into four 90 degree quadrants, and also showing all the points of the compass with a fleur de lys for North. The needle locks in position for transit by a brass pin which comes into play when the lid is closed, and is fastened with an elegant 7 shaped brass clasp. A genuine antique compass with an attractive compass rose design, in very good cosmetic condition and good working order. Please study the photos as they are part of the description, and I will be happy to answer any questions if I can.
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