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Code BA15092201: Georgian Long-Neck Compass by T. Blunt, c. 1820
|This is a Georgian compass made in England by T. Blunt around 1820. It is called a long-neck compass. The compass case is in very good condition with some loss to the gilt layer on the back. It has signs of use. The case is usually 12K Gold-Plated. The dial is made of porcelain and is in good condition with only a small repair to the East point. It has a nice design typically used in the early 1800s. It is signed BLUNT, 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 has a 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.