This impressive English surveyors compass was made sometime around the beginning of the 19th century and has a stepped outer chapter ring with the scale engraved 0-360 degrees in one degree increments. The shapely blued steel needle pivots above the silvered dial under a clean, chip free glass crystal, and also has a lid activated transit lock.A substantial quality compass example it measures 135mm x 130mm x 31mm, with a dial diameter of 110mm, and weighs just over 500 grams. In good working order, the cosmetic condition of the compass is very good with a clean dial and although unsigned, the quality would indicate it was likely made by one of the more prominent instrument makers of the time, possibly Dollond. 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 auctions for more interesting items. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments".
uk433" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.