The Boreal Arrow
Code BA15041101: TROUGHTON & SIMMS LONDON Leather Cased Compass, c. 1865
|This is an extremely rare antique compass made by TROUGHTON & SIMMS of LONDON around 1865. The compass has a brass case in excellent condition without dings or dents. The painted mother-of-pearl dial is marked with maker name TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LONDON and SINGER'S PATENT with number 18920. The dial is in excellent condition. The compass has a leather case very well preserved for its age. It opens and closes as it should. The glass crystal is in excellent condition. The rotating dial swings freely and finds North easily. The transit lock is activated by pushing the button under the loop. The dial is released when the button is pulled. The compass measures 49mm in diameter. The external leather case measures 58mm in diameter. This is to be considered as extremely rare and has great value for the serious collector.