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Code BA130918503: Georgian Silver Long-Neck Compass by Dollond, Hallmarked London 1827

This is a Georgian Silver compass made in England by Dollond of London in 1827. It is called a long-neck compass. The compass case is in excellent condition. It solid silver and bears the silver hallmarks for London 1827. There is also the case makers initials which is not readable. It is also monogramed with the owner's initials: D. D. J.. 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 DOLLOND, 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 61mm. The diameter of the dial is 41mm. This is to be considered as an extremely rare Georgian Long-Neck compass and has great value for the serious collector.