The Boreal Arrow
Code BA12080834: J. H. Steward London Compass, c. 1900
This is a rare hunter compass made by the famous J.H. Steward based in London. The compass dates from c. 1900. It has a gun metal case in excellent condition, free of dings or dents. You have to push the button for the lid to open to reveal a nice dry card dial, which is a variation of the Singer's Patent dial. The dial is clearly marked with maker name: J. H. STEWARD LTD, LONDON. The glass crystal is in excellent condition without chips or scratches. The compass points North easily. The transit lock is also in working order. Very nice and rare example of a quality maker. Measure 38mm in diameter.