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Victorian Brass Pocket Compass c.1840

Victorian Brass Pocket Compass c.1840

Price £95.00 Sale

A Georgian or early Victorian Brass box English pocket compass, with a press-fit lid, dating from c.1840-1860. The brass case has developed an unusual reddish-coloured patina around the sides. With a paper compass card, which has some marks and staining, a finely made blued needle with gilt north and south markers, and a brass pivot. The compass is in good working order and finds North very well. The compass is nicely proportioned, at 70mm diameter, and just 12mm depth.

Condition:

In good condition, and full working order. The compass finds North very well. With general signs of age, and some marks to the case. The case has an unusual reddish-coloured patina in places, and some marks. The lid is a very good fit. The paper compass card has some old water staining marks. The needle and glass are in very good condition.

Dimensions: 70mm diameter (depth: 12mm)