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Code BA11113071: Georgian Silver Long-Neck Compass by Troughton & Simms, Hallmarked London 1836

This is a Georgian Silver compass made in England by Troughton & Simms of London in 1836. It is called a long-neck compass. The compass case is in excellent condition. It solid silver and bears the silver hallmarks for London 1836. It is also engraved with maker's initials: M. H. (Mary Ann Holmes). It is also engraved with the owner's name: Melvill Sandys. The dial is made of porcelain and is in excellent condition. It has a nice design typically used in the early 1800s. It is signed TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LONDON. The compass has a quality jeweled brass 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 pivot to avoid any contact with the pin. The compass still has its original slightly convex glass crystal, which is in excellent condition without any scratches or chips. The length from bottom to the bow is 60mm. The diameter of the dial is 40mm. This is to be considered as an extremely rare Georgian Long-Neck compass and has great value for the serious collector.