The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA13041316: Early 1800 Long-Neck Gold Plated Antique Compass

This is a stunning long-neck pocket compass made by unknown maker around 1800. The case is tested 12K Gold Plated and in excellent condition. No dings, dents or scratches. The original slightly domed glass crystal is in excellent condition without chips or scratches. The enamel dial is a real beauty with detailed information. It has a unique design with graduation every 1 degree and numerals in quadrants every 10 degrees, starting from 0 to 90 from North to East, then decreasing from 90 to 0 from East to South. The same pattern is repeated between North and West and between West and South. The compass has a quality jeweled cap with a bar needle. It is in excellent working order and finding North very easily. Under the long neck there is a small lever acting as a transit lock, lifting the brass disc located under brass cap to avoid any contact with the pivot. The length of the compass when suspended from bottom to the bow is 75mm. The diameter of the dial is 52mm. This is a large compass compared to other compasses. This is to be considered as extremely rare and has great value for the serious collector.

 

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