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COMPASS & CASE - Early 1900's 4¼" Magnetic | Antiques for Sale in Encinitas CA | 291153871

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Refurbished early 1900’s 4¼” Wet Magnetic Compass mounted in a 5” gimbaled ring. Compasses of this size and design were often used as a backup compass or in a lifeboat. This compass is made of brass and mounted in a 6” square x 4½” deep mahogany tongue and grove case with brass hardware. The case lid has 3 brass pins so it fits in only one position. The 3¼” compass card is signed “POLARIS” which was built by MARINE COMPASS CO. based in PEMBROKE MASS. There is a small metal bar mounted in the center of the compass card that reads: “PAT. DOT. 1911”. The compass liquid (mineral oil) is full and the readings appear to be accurate. This quality unit is very unique in two respects. First it has 6 volt lighting with the original screw in miniature bulb fixture and cloth covered wire. Second, it has a brass slotted moveable window cover that allows 60 degrees of the scale to be read and concentrates the light in that area. Also included is a newer power supply to light a 6 volt bulb. The wire cloth cover is quite frayed and the case bottom has a 2” crack caused by one of the brass nails. This four pound functional artifact is the perfect example of quality U.S. craftsmanship. Additional Photos Available - Please Call Cliff @ 760-942-XXXX
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