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Marine dry card compass in box with lid, circa 1900. Features a bowl shaped brass compass housing with a printed paper dry card compass in gimbal ring. The finger-jointed mahogany box retains it's original removable lid that is affixed by a series of wood dowels and clamped down with a pair of brass finger latches. The compass housing retains an old lacquered finish and the box survives with a pleasing medium brown color and varnished finish. A few minor rim chips on the removable glass lid. Quite a handsome old compass in a finely made box. Box measures 8 ½ X 8 ½ X 5 inches tall.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!