The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA20031301: Victorian Leather-Cased Antique Compass, c. 1880

This is a nice and rare antique leather-cased pocket travelling compass made in England around 1870-1880. The compass case is made of silver coloured metal and still in excellent condition without any damage. The leathered-wooden case is cushioned inside. It is still in excellent condition, closes and opens as it should. The compass has a quality bar needle with a jewelled brass cap. The needle moves freely and points North without any problem. It has a small knob under the neck, when moved counter-clock wise, the transit lock is activated to freeze the needle and prevent damage to its bearing. The compass has a nice white porcelain dial in excellent condition without any chips or scratches. It is covered with an undamaged bevelled glass crystal. It measures around 51mm in diameter. The leather case measures around 64mm in diameter. Nice and rare example that has great value for the serious collector.