The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA121017867: Early 1900 Wooden French Sundial and Compass

This a nice French sundial compass dating from around 1900. It is housed in a mahogany case still in nice condition with a strong hinge. There are some nicks in the wood around the crystal but nothing to distract from its beauty. The hook is present and works fine to secure the lid when closed. The gnomon is made of brass with a small bird (in white metal) that can be used as a pointer to the numerals engraved on the gnomon. It must be unfolded to read the solar time on the circular ring in the center of the glass crystal that covers the compass. The glass crystal and gnomon are in excellent condition without any damage. The compass has a flat needle. It points North with precision and there is a transit lock that comes into operation when the lid is closed. The size of this collectible is 73 mm square by 21 mm deep. Very rare and quality instrument.