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Georgian Wooden Pocket Compass c.1820

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A Georgian wood cased compass, made around 1820-1840. This type of wood cased compass was produced from around the end of the 18th century to the mid-19th century. This example has a typically ornate Georgian style of compass card design. It also has the  distinctive, delicate and finely balanced blued compass needle, with gilt North and South points. The hand-made triangular hinges also point to it being a Georgian rather than Victorian compass. The compass is in good working order and finds North well. With a hand drawn paper card, flat blued needle, and 'crown' pivot. The automatic transit lock, operated by a small pin and lever when the lid is closed, is present but not working - it is in the unlocked position, so has no effect on the functioning of the compass.

Condition:

In very good, original condition, working order, and just the normal signs of age and use. It finds North well. The transit lock is not working.

Dimensions: 65mm x 65mm