The Boreal Arrow
Code BA12122963: Antique c. 1870 Wood-Cased Gimballed Ships Compass
This is a nice original miniature gimbaled ships compass dating from c. 1870. It has a typically Singer Patent style dial. The Dial measures 40 mm across. The case is made of brass. It has gimbals around the compass body allowing it to swing in any direction. The brass has some marks of aging. The compass comes in its original square wood box. The compass is working perfectly and the gimbals allow it to swing freely. The wood box is in excellent condition. The cover is also present and slides in and out as it should. No damage. It measures 77x77x44 mm. This compass is very rare and would make a great add to any collection.