ANTIQUE SINGER'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE

  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE
  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE
  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE
  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE
  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE
  • ANTIQUE SINGER\'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE

ANTIQUE
SMALL SINGER'S PATENT
POCKET COMPASS
IN ORIGINAL MOROCCO LEATHER CASE

Dating exactly to 1869 or 1870 - Singer's Patent expired in 1868, at which point the cards were no longer numbered, so for a year or two existing stocks of Singer's Patent cards were used up without serial numbers. After they were all used, the wording Singer's Patent was dropped altogether

No manufacturer's marks, but attributed to F. Barker & Son of 12, Clerkenwell Road, London

The compass is nickel on brass with original slightly domed, bevelled crystal. The card is hand drawn on a jewelled cap, and the transit lock (button inside hanging ring) is in perfect working condition. The compass finds north perfectly. Slight tarnishing to the outer ring beneath the glass, and some light scratching to the nickel plating

The Morocco leather case and its hinge, closing hook and blue velvet lining is in very good condition

Diameter of compass, excluding neck and ring, 31mm

Versions

ANTIQUE SINGER'S PATENT POCKET COMPASS IN MOROCCO LEATHER CASE

P424
£185.00