ADMIRALTY PATTERN ONE STANDARD COMPASS

ADMIRALTY PATTERN ONE STANDARD COMPASS

£1420 GBP

FINE EXAMPLE OF A ADMIRALTY PATTERN COMPASS., No.B 241 UNSIGNED WITH DENT STAMP IN BOX LID. COMPLETE WITH PLUMB BOB & CIRCULAR SPIRIT LEVEL. COMPASS CARD HAS 128 POINTS. AZIMUTH CIRCLE HAS SILVER SCALE DIVIDED IN 30 MINUTE DIVISIONS, TWO VERNIERS READING TO I MINUTE OF ARC. THE COMPASS CARD HAS 360 DRGREE SCALE ON THE OUTER EDGE DIVIDED IN 20 MINUTE DIVISIONS IN FOUR 90 DEGREE QUADRANTS IN MIRROR FORMAT FOR READING WITH THE MOUNTED PRISM. COMPASS DIAMETER 8" INCHES. BOX 14.3/3"-13.3/4"-10.1/2" INCHES. IN THE COMPASS CARD STORAGE COMPARTMENT THERE IS A SPARE JEWELLED/AGATE PIVOT & POINT. ALL PARTS NUMBERED 241.

Circa

1890

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Binnacles, Navigational instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THIS COMPASS WAS MADE BY E DENT & Co., TAKING THE QUALITY INTO CONSIDERATION I BELIEVE IT PROBABLY IS. THE COMPASS WAS MOST LIKELY USED FOR COASTAL SURVEYING & HYDROGRAPHIC WORK.  SHIPPING BY UPS, FEDEX ETC. FULLY TRACKED. Contact Email: m.jread@btinternet.com

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GB MikeRead

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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