An unusually large and rare Singer's Patent Night Compass No 12588 probably by Francis Barker c1865

Rare Singer's Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 - SOLD


Image of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 showing dial and inside lid with labelAntique Singer’s Patent Night Compass having 3⅛” floating dry card with Singer’s Patent rose, showing lyre and star trademark and serial no. “12588,” further marked with cardinals and intercardinals, suspended on a red gemstone bearing. The card verso balanced with sealing wax. Contained within a drum-form case with push-on lid, flat glass with sprung retainer. Label to inner lid marked “Singer’s Patent Night Compass” and with directions for use.

Rolled case with small area of separation at seam, retaining traces of original lacquer, card with signs of aging. The compass swings nicely, easily finding north.

A very good example of an unusually large diameter compass, surviving in much above average and original condition, the numbered dial very rare and desirable. Although unsigned, the compass is almost certainly by Francis Barker. Increasingly hard to find in this size, this Singer’s Patent Night Compass is a real collector’s piece.

Dimensions: 3½” diameter x 1¼” deep

Stock No: SI1498

Price: SOLD

Image of closed Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865
Image of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 showing dial
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Image of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 showing dial and inside lid with label
Image of inside lid of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 showing close up of label
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Image of underside of dial of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865
Image of internal base of Singers Patent Night Compass No 12588 c1865 showing pivot





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