The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA19110801: Sterling Silver Hunter Compass by Carpenter & Westley, Hallmarked London 1849

This is a rare English full hunter compass that comes in a sterling silver case fully hallmarked for London 1849. The are several hallmarks on the case: The Pendant is hallmarked with a Lion Passant and the letter Z. Inside the front lid it is hallmarked with the maker's initials I D (John Dyer), a Lion Passant and the letter O. The rim of the compass bears a Lion Passant as well. The case is engine turned and still in excellent condition for its age. It has a strong hinge and the lid springs open to a right angle when the push button is pressed. It has an empty disc at the centre, ready to be engraved. The dial is made white porcelain and still in mont condition without any damage. It is signed CARPENTER & WESTLEY, 24 REGENT ST. LONDON. The quality bar needle has a jewelled brass cap and finds North precisely. When the lid is closed a transit lock freezes the needle to avoid undue wear to the pivot. The dial is covered with a glass crystal still in excellent condition. The diameter of the case is 41mm excluding the pendant and the ring.