The Boreal Arrow
Code BA150315737: Georgian Long-Neck Leather-Cased Pocket Compass c. 1820 by W. ELLIOTT
|This is a Georgian leather-cased long-neck compass made in England by W. ELLIOTT around 1820. The compass case is in excellent condition without any dings or dents. It is tested with a MIZAR M24 to be 12K Gold-Plated.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 W. ELLIOTT, 268 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON. The red wooden Moroccan leather covered case is cushioned and fabric lined to the inner lid. It is in excellent condition with strong hinge and functional hook to securely close the case. 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 67mm. The diameter of the dial is 47mm. This is to be considered as an extremely rare Georgian Long-Neck compass and has great value for the serious collector.