The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA192C: Victorian Porcelain Dial Compass, c. 1860

This is a nice Victorian compass made c.1860. It comes in a nice Nickel case 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. 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 must be pushed to lock the needle when the compass is carried. The button must be pulled to release the needle and use the compass again. This avoids undue wear to the pivot when the compass is not in use. The back of the compass is engraved with a religious inscription: Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. King James Version (KJV). The diameter of the compass is 34mm. A nice compass that reflects the quality of its era.