~DELIGHTFUL DOMED POCKET COMPASS/SUNDIAL~

~DELIGHTFUL DOMED POCKET COMPASS/SUNDIAL~

$200 USD (150 GBP) + free shipping

A good, small vest pocket floating card compass/sundial in brass c.1830

Dimensions

2 x 4 cm. round

Circa

1830

Maker

unbranded

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Portable Sundials, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Navigational instruments

Description

A good Regency period, small vest pocket compass/sundial in brass canister with domed glass/lid (gilded to the lid interior).

Measuring 4 cm. in diameter and 2 cm. in thickness, this Regency period instrument has been well used but the brasswork and glass are near perfect (loss of lacquer but gilding to the exterior). May have had a stop at one time but the floating card, having compass points and hour ring, still points North within a few seconds with a 1 cm. tall brass gnomen. Points North. Knurled brasswork. Unsigned.

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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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