~FINE LARGE SIGHTING COMPASS-SUSPENSION-MINING~
180 GBP ($200 USD) + postage
A fine, cased 4 3/4 inch brass and anodised suspension type, sighting compass c.1890
5 x 5 x 1 inch
Country of manufacture
A fine brass and anodised brass sighting/mining suspension type compass in original card case ( 5 inch diameter). Made in France but with 8 English cardinal points and a fully engine divided, silvered 360 degree inner raised ring. Suspension hooks with hairs intact, locking tab on edge, jewelled needle points North. As you can see from the photos, this instrument has seen minimal/no use. Hooks and hinge for the card case intact. Wonderful example of a late Victorian c.1890 mining compass. Folding alidades.
Ask the Dealer
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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