The Boreal Arrow
Code BA130228521: UNKNOWN
This is an extremely rare large compass made by the famous Negretti & Zambra firm in London around 1900. It is very unusual for it is very large and has the size of a compendium. It comes in a nice leather case without any kind of damage. It has a strong hinge and a button that must be pushed to open the case. The button is still covered with leather, which means that this compass was not used that much and was stored must of the time. The compass itself comes in a gilt metal case in mint condition without any dings, dents or scratches. The face is nice and has a raised chapter ring graduated every 5 degrees and numbered every 10 degrees. It is covered with a beveled glass crystal free of chips or scratches. Signed on dial Negretti & Zambra, London. The compass has a quality bar needle with jeweled brass cap and points North precisely and easily. It has a transit lock that can be activated by pushing the stem. You have to pull the stem again to release the needle. This is a large compass measuring 49 mm in diameter and is 16mm thick. The leather case measures 74mm x 58mm. This is a beautiful and rare compass that would make a nice addition to any compass collector. Case and compass are virtually in mint condition.