A bronzed pocket compass, a reproduction from the 19th C. campaign trail, with a folding cover. Distressed French finish of bronzed brass. Measures 1.85” in diameter. It comes packaged in a gift box.
Small Bronzed Compass with Cover from Authentic Models – CO002B
Before the technological revolution, those who travelled the world by sea were dependent on accurately calibrated physical instruments to safely navigate their way. At the mercy of the tides, the weather and the earth’s rotation, mastering the great oceans called for skillful use of a whole range of tools, which were robustly constructed to withstand the rigours of life on the ocean waves.
Authentic Models revisits the worlds of 18th and 19th century explorers with accurate working replicas of the compasses, visionary aids, time-pieces and weather measuring devices they used. Beautifully crafted objects, these compasses let you have a go at manually identifying your position, direction and situation. These are all finely crafted items that are both great decorator items and functional instruments, as well as being great talking points, interesting and distinctive decor and impressive ornaments.