~FINE AND UNUSED PRISMATIC COMPASS by CARY, LONDON~

~FINE AND UNUSED PRISMATIC COMPASS by CARY, LONDON~

$300 + shipping

A fine and unused prismatic compass in anodized brass with twin coloured filters and open 360 degree circle.

Dimensions

4 x 3 1/2 x 1

Circa

1890

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques, Tools

Description

Fine and unused, anodized and bright brass prismatic compass with Jacob staff or handle mount on reverse. Sighting vane with mirror, perfect prism, filters so stiff they cannot be easily separated, but intact. Large format, open divided compass circle, carrying ring on reverse, leather pouch and strap. Signed CARY, LONDON.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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