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1561358485Code 6311 Sestrel compassHand-held magnetic bearing compass, signed Henry Browne & Son Ltd Sestrel Made in England, late 19th century. Support base made of turned brass. Height 23 cm - 9 inches, compass diameter 10.5 cm - 4.13 inches. Very good condition.

It is a small antique brass compass with a wooden handle that is typically used for pleasure sailing. It is equipped with a sight system with optical prism to enlarge the degrees placed on the compass card with eight graduated winds so as to make it possible to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. The compass consists of a cylindrical brass container, called mortar, on whose bottom it is fixed a stem of hard metal, called sensitive element, on which the appropriately fixed compass card is placed, so that the zero coincides with the magnetic polarity. To reduce friction to a minimum, the mortar was filled with liquid with a low freezing point, which also had the purpose of rapidly damping any oscillations of the compass and closed at the top by a sturdy protective glass and complete with a wooden handle.

Sestrel is a trade mark of Henry Browne & son, an important English firm maker quality compasses, inclinometers, sextants, etc. established in the second half of XIX century.

The brand ‘Sestrel’ was an amalgam of the qualities their instruments embody: SEnsitive –STeady – RELiable.
Sestrel is in fact a name synonymous with quality and accuracy; this is evidenced by the sheer number of vintage and antique instruments still in use today.

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