Compass SI1556
Compass SI1556

A good brass cased travelling compass by Francis Barker, London c1870

Pocket compass having 2” paper dial, the outer part showing quadrants, divided to one degree, the inner part displaying cardinals, intercardinals, false points, and by points. Blued steel needle marked “N” and “S” in gold, suspended under a brass cap. Flat glass contained within a brass bezel.

All contained within a spun brass case with push fit lid.

Condition: The paper dial with slight signs of ageing, otherwise clean. The needle swinging freely, and finding north easily. The glass a replacement. The brass case in very good condition, with marks and patina commensurate with age and use.

Comments: Although unsigned, the dial pattern is identical to that of compasses made by Francis Barker, the leading compass manufacturer of the time, who supplied instruments to the trade.

A good example of these collectable compasses.

Dimensions: 2¼" diameter x ⅜" deep

Stock No: SI1556

Price: SOLD