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Wooden Cased Compass

Reference
82264
Height
1 1/4" (3 cm)
Width
2 1/4" (5.5 cm)
Depth
2 1/4" (5.5 cm)
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.
Height
1 1/4" (3 cm)
Width
2 1/4" (5.5 cm)
Depth
2 1/4" (5.5 cm)
Period
Late 19th Century.
Medium
Satin Birch, Card, Metal
Origin
England
Exhibitions
Departure of the 6th
Condition
Good.