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Code BA15101601: Georgian Silver Long-Neck Compass by BERGE, Hallmarks for London 1806
|This is a Georgian Silver compass made in England by BERGE of London in 1806. It is called a long-neck compass. The compass case is in excellent condition with normal signs of use after 200 years of age ! It is solid silver and bears the silver hallmarks for London 1806. The dial is made of porcelain and still in nice condition although there is a small nick at the extreme edge, which is barely noticeable . It has a nice design typically used in the early 1800s. It is signed BERGE, 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 free of chips. The length from bottom to the bow is 61mm. The diameter of the dial is 41mm. This is to be considered as an extremely rare Georgian Long-Neck compass and has great value for the serious collector.