Large Circa 1850 Plain Compass – Benjamin Pike & Sons

Large Circa 1850 Plain Compass – Benjamin Pike & Sons



Cicra 1850

Categories: Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques


This is a large 15.75 inch long Pike & Sons Compass with a very nice compass face. Thecompass without cover weighs 5.7 pounds. The compass with cover weights 6.6 pounds.

The compass come with its staff adapter and box. The box top is separated, but should be easy to fix with some glue applied on the corners.

Needle lifter works perfectly.

Everything looks original.

This is a very nice compass.

To read more about the Pike Family of Makers, please go to my webpage:  Pike & Sons

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US The Compleat Surveyor

The Compleat Surveyor specializes in rare instruments and books related to land surveying. This initially was a family business - my father (F. D. Uzes) was a noted surveyor, collector and author (Illustrated Price Guide To Antique Surveying Instruments and Books - published in 1980). Having spent a lifetime surrounded by old instruments and books, I now run the business myself. I use my website ( to both sell instruments and provide historical information related to land surveying.

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