~FABULOUS MINER’S COMPASS-DAVIS, DERBY~

~FABULOUS MINER’S COMPASS-DAVIS, DERBY~

250 GBP ($325 USD) postage included

A large miner's compass by John Davis, Derby c.1850

Dimensions

13 x 13 x 2 cm.

Circa

1850

Maker

J. Davis

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Calculating, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Other Technology Antiques, Tools

Description

Fabulous original condition, silvered dial engine divided into 32 hours with additional 8 cardinal points in 4 hour time divisions (each hour being 11.5 degrees). Signed J. Davis, Derby in flowing script. Original glass. Mahogany case with square hinges and both L-shaped hooks intact. Locking tab for the compass needle with domed brass ring. 13 x 13 x 2 cm. (6 x 6 x 1 inch).

John Davis (VII) worked at 3 addresses in Derby during his long career (1828-1872). 

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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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