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Brass Compass in its Original Wooden Box, circa 1880



Magnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, signed with a trade mark brass emblem engraved with two crossed arrows within a shield, from the end of the 19th century. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel in brass and bronze, called a mortar, on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card rests so that zero coincides with the magnetic polarity. In good condition, in perfect working order, compass card slightly damaged. Box size 20 x 20 x 13.5 cm, compass diameter 14 cm.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.32 in. (13.5 cm)Width: 7.88 in. (20 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1020222792592

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