SURVEYORS COMPASS BY J DAVIS CHELTENHAM

SURVEYORS COMPASS BY J DAVIS CHELTENHAM

£290 GBP

VERY GOOD ENGLISH 19TH C. SURVEYING DIAL, PROBABLY FOR MINING

Circa

1840

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

THE SILVERED DIAL ( 5″ Inches dia. ) HAS EAST & WEST TRANSPOSED WHICH USUALLY DENOTES MINING USE, FOLDING SIGHTS, OUTER SILVERED 360 DEGREE CIRCLE DIVIDED IN 1 DEGREE DIVISIONS, MAHOGANY CASE WITH STAKK HEAD MOUNT ( 6.1/4″ x 6″ x 1.1/4″ inches ) DIAL SIGNED: J DAVIS  CHELTENHAM. JOHN DAVIS WAS AT 101, HIGH STREET, CHELTENHAM. THE DAVIS FAMILY HAD SEVERAL LOCATIONS INCLUDING LEEDS, DURHAM, LIVERPOOL, CHELTENHAM & THE MOST FAMOUS JOHN DAVIS OF DERBY.        Contact Email:  m.jread@btinternet.com

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Mike Read Antique Sciences

Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. I have exhibited at the London Scientific Fair for 20 years. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: m.jread@btinternet.com.

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