The Boreal Arrow
Code BA10051219: F. BARKER & Son Compass & Clinometer in Wood Case -
This is a rosewood cased pocket compass made by the famous F. Barker & Son of London around 1900. It is in excellent condition with shiny wood and without chips or scratches. It has strong hinges, opens and closes as it should. It is in perfect working order and finds magnetic North easily and precisely. Needle locks automatically when cover is closed. It has also a clinometer function (big black hand). The dial has a nice design and is signed with maker logo F. B. & S. TRADE MARK LONDON. This compass is smaller than similar wood cased compasses. Its measures only 5.5cm square & 1.7cm thick. This is an unusual compass made by a quality maker and very hard to find in such a condition.