Negretti & Zambra Gimballed Pocket Compass Victorian

Negretti & Zambra Gimballed Pocket Compass Victorian

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Dimensions

Diameter 2,3/4

Circa

c.1890

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Surveying Instruments & Mining, Other Technology Antiques

Description

Offered for sale;

Rare Victorian gimballed pocket fob compass.

Singers Patent design floating mother of pearl dial marked for 

NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA LONDON

The gimbal frame is raised from the case by pulling the knurled ring, the transit lock is automatically released.

Polished brass hunter watch type case with push button spring release.

Paper instruction label inside the lid, “To render this compass luminous…..

Brass outer case, nickel plated brass gimbal housing, oxidized brass gimbal ring and compass bowl.

All in excellent condition and lively working order.

Outer case diameter 1,3/4″ or 46mm

Guaranteed old and original.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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