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EXTREMELY RARE ANTIQUE CHARM ANEROID COMPASS IN 18ct GOLD BY F BARKER & SON circa 1880 - 1910

This extremely rare instrument was manufactured by F Barker & Son between 1880 and 1910 - it was offered only in silver, 15ct gold or 18ct gold - and it was expensive even then'

The barometer passes the plastic bag test sometimes, but not always, and the barometer needle sometimes moves with changes in atmospheric pressure, though not with any accuracy after around 120 years, so I am selling the item as not working at a substantial saving compared to the few left that work well

The compass is more for show than functional.  If removed from the instrument (it's designed to pop out easily) it works perfectly, but in all these instruments iron components were used in the barometer, and this causes errors in the compass - the compass is designed to be pulled out of the lid and used separately, and in this case it functions perfectly

There is only one small soft dent to the gold case, and the crystals in the compass and the barometer are all original and in excellent condition - the dials have over 95% of their original silvering / gilding, and are in quite good condition

DIMENSIONS - AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW
OVERALL WEIGHT 27 grams

Altitude chapter ring:  zero to 5000 feet
Barometer dial:  26 - 31 inches mercury
Open centre dial so you can see the aneroid movement

This is an exceptionally beautiful and rare instrument, gold and glass are difficult to photograph, and the photographs simply do not show its true beauty.  It is in overall good cosmetic condition, but the altimeter / barometer are not working as they should, but the compass works perfectly when removed for the reasons stated above

PRICE INCLUDES COURIER DELIVERY WORLDWIDE

PRICE GBP 595

TO ORDER THIS ITEM, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL USING THE FORM BELOW THE PHOTOGRAPHS, AND QUOTING ITEM P455 AND YOUR FULL NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND I WILL THEN SEND YOU A PAYPAL INVOICE

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