The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA16120603: Victorian Porcelain Dial Leather-Cased Compass, c. 1860

This is a nice Victorian compass made c.1860. It comes in a nice brass case the is still in excellent condition free of dings or dents. It has a porcelain dial similar to those used in the mid 1800s. The dial is in excellent condition without chips or cracks. The quality bar needle has a brass jewelled cap and is very precise and points North without any problem. The dial is covered with a beveled glass crystal also in excellent condition without any chips or scratches. On the back under the neck, it has a small button that can be used to lock the needle when the compass is carried. This avoids undue wear to the pivot when the compass is not in use. The compass is housed in a nice brown letter case still in excellent condition without any damage. It has a strong ginger and a hook to secure the lid when closed. The diameter of the inner compass is 31mm. The diameter of the outer leather-case is 38mm. A nice compass that reflects the quality of its era.