The Boreal Arrow
Code BA11351536: Singer's Patent Hunter Sterling Silver Compass, Hallmarked London 1855
|This is a rare English full hunter compass made in 1855. It comes in a sterling silver case hallmarked for London 1855. The are several hallmarks on the case: The bow is stamped with a Lion Passant. The Pendant is hallmarked with a Lion Passant and the letter U. Inside the front lid it is hallmarked with the maker's initials E. D. (Elizabeth Dyer), a Lion Passant and the letter U. The case is engine turned and still in excellent condition. 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 painted Mother-Of-Pearl and is still in excellent condition showing nice colours when exposed to light. It is signed SINGER's PATENT, and numbered 1141. It features a Lyre and Sun at North. It has a jewelled brass cap and finds North precisely. When the lid is closed a transit lock freezes the dial to avoid undue wear to the pivot. The dial is covered with a bevelled glass crystal still in excellent condition. The diameter of the case is 48mm excluding the pendant and the ring.