The Boreal Arrow
Code BA140129542: Georgian Long-Neck Leather-Cased Pocket Compass c. 1820 by Dollond
|This is a Georgian leather-cased compass made in England by the famous Dollond of London around 1820. It is called a long-neck compass. The compass case is in excellent condition without any dings or dents. It is tested with a MIZAR M24 to be 12K Gold-Plated. On the back of the long neck it is marked with number 4.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 red wooden Moroccan leather covered case is cushioned and fabric lined to the inner lid. It is in very good condition with strong hinge and functional hook to securely close the case. It has some wear to the external leather layer, which is to be expected after almost 200 years. 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 42mm. This is to be considered as an extremely rare Georgian Long-Neck compass and has great value for the serious collector.