~VERY GOOD 6 INCH POCKET COMPASS-DOLLOND, LONDON~
$695 USD (postage included).
A very good, early 19th century, mahogany, six inch pocket compass with silvered dial by Dollond, London.
150 x 150 x 30 mm.
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A very good, six inch, mahogany pocket compass by Dollond of London c.1800. Silvered dial divided by cardinal points and outer ring of 360 degrees, divided into one degree increments. Dial is near perfect, original needle (points to magnetic North) and glass. Pin in case to lock compass needle. Old repair to rear of case (see photos) and hinges having two screws replaced due to loss at time of fracture. Outer case has no damage and the original L-shaped clasps are intact. A good example by an excellent maker.
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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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