Item NA30 - Pocket Compass. Henry Macrae
thin ( 5/8”) 2 ½ Inch diameter brass cased pocket compass marked, “Macrae / 29
Royal Exchange / 34 Aldgate Street” (London). Macrae worked at both addresses
simultaneously between 1832 and through 1860, where he produced a variety of
optical and navigational instruments (telescopes, barometers, sextants,
microscopes, compasses, and magnifying glasses. This example is clearly marked
in engraved script on the cover of the compass. The cover has a raised knurled
rim and is friction fit to the body of compass. The latter has a darkened
paper compass rose with decorated fleur de Lis North point (with some
paper damage) and a keeper that is raised when the top is pressed on. It works
smoothly and suffers just a few dings in the edges of the bottom and the top
knurling. Easily Good.
Price - $100.00
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