The Boreal Arrow
Code BA13060488: Solid Silver Hunter Cased Compass by COPPOCK London, c. 1880
This is an unusual and rare compass made by COPPOCK of London around 1880. The case is made of solid silver although it does have the traditional silver hallmarks but it was tested to be silver. It is however hallmarked at the pendant with maker's initials T. C. The case is in nice condition with normal signs of use. Only some very small dimples due to use. When the button is pushed the front lid springs open without any problem. The raised bezel (typically used in the 1800s on silver hunter compasses) is covered with a flat bevelled glass crystal in excellent condition. The enamel dial is in excellent condition without any scratches or damage. It is clearly signed COPPOCK, 100 New Bond Street, London. This compass has a very unusual feature: the quality bar needle has two pivots. This technique is also used on watches to limit the friction of the balance staff when oscillating back and forth. In full working order and finding North precisely, with strong hinge. Size 51mm in diameter excluding the ring. High quality, very rare compass.