The Boreal Arrow
Code BA141024670: 1867 Hallmarked Silver Nautical Compass
|This is a rare and beautiful hallmarked silver compass made in 1867. In comes in a nice Solid Silver case still in excellent condition without dings or dents. It has Sterling Silver hallmarks for London, 1867. It bears the makers' initials T J (Thomas James). The ring is also hallmarked with a "Lion Passant". The compass has a floating dial with a nice nautical design. It is in excellent condition. The dial can be locked by pushing the button under the ring. You have to pull this button to release the dial and use the compass. This mechanism protects the pivot and the jeweled brass cap when the compass is not in use. It also prevents undue wear to the pivot. The compass is very precise and points North easily. Nice and rare compass. Measures 43mm in diameter excluding the pendant and ring.