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Georgian Leather-Cased Long-Neck Silver Compass by DIXEY, Hallmarks London, 1836

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Georgian Silver Long-Neck Leather-Cased Pocket Compass 1808 by W & S JONES

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Antique Sterling Silver English Compendium by Oliver, Hallmarked London 1879

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Victorian Barker & Son Silver Pebble Lens Compass, Hallmarked London 1899

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Georgian Wooden English Sundial and Compass by Dollond, London, c. 1820

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Antique Leather-Cased Silver Equinoctial Sundial Compass, Hallmarked London 1908

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Serviced Multicolor 1894 Waltham 0 Size 14K Solid Gold Pocket Watch

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Serviced c. 1908 14K Solid Gold OMEGA Swiss Pocket Watch

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Serviced 1893 Open-Face 18 Size Elgin Pocket Watch

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Serviced 1901 Waltham 0 Size Gold-Filled Pocket Watch

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Serviced 1905 Elgin Gold Filled 6 Size Pocket Watch

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Serviced Multicolor 1904 Waltham 0 Size Gold-Filled Pocket Watch

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A little compass story ...

He was five years old when his eyes came across a little compass for the first time. He was playing in the open field far from the house, and the new discovery made him run to meet his father. It was a little open-faced compass with a small needle. At first, the boy thought it was a watch, but the strange movement of the single needle, which even him recognized that it was unusual in watches, intrigued him. He was running fast, clutching the compass so carefully in his hand, searching for his father. He not for the world wanted to risk loosing his new discovery. His father tried hard to explain its mechanism, but in vain. The knowledge of the surrounding world was too small for the boy to understand. Finally, his father told him that a compass helps navigators find their way when they are lost. The intrigued boy felt a kind of magic in the air. He stopped listening and thought: I have a magic device, it is called a compass, what a magic word, ... compass ...

 

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