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HANDSOME RARE ANTIQUE F BARKER & SON POCKET COMPASS circa 1860

BRASS CASED POCKET COMPASS DATING TO c1860 BY F BARKER & SON.  THE INSIDE OF THE LID IS STAMPED WITH THE ORIGINAL PRE-1875 TRADEMARK, SHOWING THAT THE COMPASS WAS MANUFACTURED WHILE FRANCIS BARKER Snr. WAS STILL RUNNING THE COMPANY.

ALTHOUGH SMALLER THAN AVERAGE, THIS RARE SIZED POCKET COMPASS HAS A VERY TACTILE AND HANDSOME APPEARANCE.  APART FROM A COUPLE OF PIN-PRICK SIZED DENTS ON ONE CORNER EDGE IT IS IN PERFECT CONDITION.  THE SILVERED ALUMINIUM DIAL IS LIKE NEW, AS IS THE JEWEL CAPPED ENGLISH CROSSBAR NEEDLE, WHICH FINDS NORTH PERFECTLY.  THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ORIGINAL BEVELLED GLASS IS ETCHED IN RED WITH THE CARDINAL MARKS.  THE TRANSIT LOCK WORKS PERFECTLY, LOCKING THE NEEDLE WHEN THE LID IS CLOSED, AND AUTOMATICALLY RELEASING IT WHEN THE LID IS OPENED.  THE HINGE IS TIGHT AND STRONG, AND THE COMPASS CLOSES AND OPENS FIRMLY.

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