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Wooden Cased Compass

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

A Compass in a satin birch case.

The compass case has a removable lid that protects the domed glass covering the dial. The floating card shows 16 points with the 4 Cardinals, 4 Half Cardinals and 8 False Points. North is represented by a Fleur de Lys with the other 15 points represented by their initials, i.e. S, SW, and SSW.

The case is well turned with the lid a good tight fit. Late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 3cm x W 5.5cm x D 5.5cm
    H 1.15" x W 2.15" x D 2.15"

  • Period: Late 19th Century.
  • Medium: Satin Birch, Card, Metal
  • Country: England
  • Exhibition: Departure of the 6th
  • Condition: Good.
  • Reference Number: 82264