A Quality Antique, Cased, Compass/Clinometer By J.H.Steward, London. C 1885.

A Quality Antique, Cased, Compass/Clinometer By J.H.Steward, London. C 1885.

Stock Number: 20191124

£225.00 GBP

Offered for sale, is this quality English, Antique, Compass/Clinometer, by JH Steward, London. It is made of brass, with a high % retained original anodised finish. Complete with its original quality leather case. Instrument and case embossed with the original owners name... C.H.Turner. In excellent original condition. C 1885

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Circa

C 1885

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques

Description

Offered for sale, is this quality English, Antique, Compass/Clinometer, by JH Steward, London.  It is made of brass, with a high % retained of it’s original anodised finish, with only minor scuffs.  It has a diameter to the face of 2-3/4 inches, [7cms], with a double facility of a prismatic green card compass, viewed through a hinged prismatic lens, and a graduated clinometer white card, viewed through 2 glass covered  windows, and facilitated by an integrated rim sighting arm  There is also a threaded access for a tripod, if required. Stamped to the face ..”JH Steward/406 Strand/London”, and also the name of the owner…..”C.H.Turner”.  There are activating buttons to the rim, and a hinged sighting lever arm.   Complete with it\’s original, quality leather case, with hinged lid, sound stitching, complete tabs/buckles, now to a fine patina of age.  The owners name embossed to the front… “C.H.Turner”. and “R.War.R”…. possibly for engineering, surveying & military use. C 1885

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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