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Antique sundial
1621949394Code 5495 Antique sundialEngraved boxwood diptych sundial with brass hinges, book-shaped, English manufacture, first decade of the 19th century. The sundial is equipped with a compass for orientation inserted in the base with a needle lock and complete with a compass card on paper with eight winds and a goniometric circle. The gnomon is made up of a thread that is put under tension, according to the direction of the celestial axis, when the sundial lid is opened. A label placed on the inside of the lid has the instructions in English about the operation of the instrument. Inside the lid there is the hour dial, with the indication of the daytime hours. Excellent condition, fully functional. Closed measures 7.5x5.5 cm - 2.95x2.16 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.
Code 5495
Antique sundial
United Kingdom
Early 1800s
Cm 7.5x5.5x2
Inches 2.95x2.16x0.78
EUR 1000.00
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Surveying compass
1614335144Code 6884 Surveying compassMagnetic surveying compass, oak wood with brass hinges and closing hooks; instrument consisting of a magnetized needle free to rotate on a horizontal plane, marking the direction of magnetic north with the tip of the needle, compass card with eight winds printed by engraving on copper plate complete with goniometric circle divided into 360°. English manufacture from the second half of the 19th century. Good condition, signs of repair on the wood. Cm 7x7 - 2.75x2.75 inches, thickness cm 2 - inches 0.78.
Code 6884
Surveying compass
United Kingdom
Second half of the 1800s
Cm 7x7x2
Inches 2.75x0.78
EUR 500.00
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Vintage sundial
1611740931Code 6833 Vintage sundialBrass sundial compass signed Outdoor Supply Co. Inc. N.Y. USA, 1921. The clock is equipped with a compass for orientation, to read the time correctly it must be oriented towards the North, the hour dial is traced inside the lid, the clock works by means of a gnomon, inserted in a slot to allow the closing of the instrument, and which projects the sun shadow on the hour dial when the clock is oriented towards North. The names of American cities and their latitudes are shown on the inside of the lid. This simple and ingenious system spread in Europe starting from the 17th century. Closed 5x7,8 cm - 1.96x3 inches, thickness 1 cm - 0.39 inches.
Code 6833
Vintage sundial
USA
1921
Cm 5x7.8x1
Inches 1.96x3x0.39
EUR 450.00
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Topographic compass
1575625269Code 6527 Topographic compassMid-19th century brass diopter topographic compass signed Stanley Gt Turnstile Holborn London. It is an instrument used for detection, measurement of horizontal angles and magnetic orientation. The instrument consists of two fixed alidades with landmarks, a large compass complete with a goniometric circle engraved from 0 ° to 360 ° with the needle locked and a joint with a tripod ferrule and is placed in its original mahogany wooden box with brass hinges and hooks and complete with key. Very good condition fully functional. Cm 26x14x18 - inches 10.23x5.51x7.
Code 6527
Topographic compass
United Kingdom
Mid-1800s
Cm 26x14x18 box
Inches 10.23x5.51x7 box
EUR 1200.00
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Vintage compass
1593767341Code 6622 Vintage compassSmall topographical French-made dioptre brass compass, second half of the 19th century. It is an instrument used for measuring horizontal angles and magnetic orientation. The instrument consists of two movable alidades with targets and a compass complete with a goniometric circle engraved from 0 ° to 360 ° with needle lock, brass cover and chain ring. Diameter 6.5 cm - 2.55 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.
Code 6622
Vintage compass
France
Second half of the 1800s
Cm 6.5x2
Inches 2.55x0.78
EUR 500.00
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Vintage compass
1602246113Code 6736 Vintage compassPrismatic compass for nautical survey made of brass signed ELLIOTT BROS LTD of 1941 N. 28479; it is a compass, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore away from magnetic fields. It is equipped with a sighting system complete with optical prism for enlarging the degrees of the engraved goniometric circle in order to make it possible to measure the angle between the line of sight and north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card block and brass lid. In excellent condition, fully functional, diameter 11 cm - 4.33 inches, thickness 3 cm - 1.18 inches.
Code 6736
Vintage compass
United Kingdom
1941
Cm 11x3
Inches 4.33x1.18
EUR 600.00
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Small compass
1605539160Code 6765 Small compassSmall travel compass made of turned brass with lid, eight winds compass card of engraved and chromed brass, complete with needle block for calculating horizontal angles. French manufacture of the early 1900s. Excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 4.3 cm - 1.69 inches, thickness 1.5 cm - 0.59 inches.
Code 6765
Small compass
France
Early 1900s
Cm 4.3x1.5
Inches 1.69x0.59
EUR 300.00
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Antique compass
1614266608Code 6879A Antique compassSmall travel compass made of turned brass with lid, eight winds compass card of engraved and chromed brass, complete with needle block for calculating horizontal angles. French manufacture from the early 1900s. Excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 5 cm - 1.96 inches, thickness 1.5 cm - 0.7 inches.
Code 6879A
Antique compass
France
Early 1900s
Cm 5x1.5
Inches 1.96x0.7
EUR 350.00
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Nautical compass
1625069140Code 6988 Nautical compassBrass nautical pocket compass, equipped with a lid with glass and viewfinder for checking the direction of a ship, beautiful compass card with eight winds on paper complete with goniometric circle and compass card block. English manufacture from the early 1900s. Excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 4.3 cm - 1.69 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.
Code 6988
Nautical compass
United Kingdom
Early 1900s
Cm 4.3x2
Inches 1.69x0.78
EUR 450.00
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Magnapole compass
1626440886Code 6912 Magnapole compassNautical travel compass made of brass in the early 1900s, signed The Magnapole; small compass used away from magnetic fields to check the ship’s heading. The compass is complete with protractor circle and compass card block. Diameter 5.3 x 2 cm - 2x0.78 inches. Excellent condition.
Code 6912
Magnapole compass
United Kingdom
Early 1900s
Cm 5.3x2
Inches 2x0.78
EUR 450.00
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Vintage compass
1614265312Code 6879 Vintage compassPocket compass made of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, and equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Four-winds compass card complete with goniometric circle for calculating horizontal angles. Good condition, fully functional, diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.8 cm - 0.7 inches.
Code 6879
Vintage compass
France
1920s
Cm 4.5x1.8
Inches 1.77x0.7
EUR 400.00
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RAF compass
1602157217Code 6725 RAF compassPocket compass for a Royal air force officer signed Short & Mason Ltd London 1916 V 110312 made of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch. The compass is equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Four-winds compaass card complete with goniometric circle. Very good condition. Diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.5 cm - 0.59.
Code 6725
RAF compass
United Kingdom
1916
Cm 4.5x1.5
Inches 1.77x0.59
EUR 450.00
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American compass
1614336463Code 6867B American compassPocket compass for an American army officer of the First World War of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed WITTNAUER. The compass is equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Compass card with eight winds. Good contion, fully functional. The former owner has left his name engraved on the compass. Diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.5 cm - 0.59 inches.
Code 6867B
American compass
USA
WWI
Cm 4.5x1.5
Inches 1.77x0.59
EUR 400.00
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Ceebynite compass
1614337678Code 6868 Ceebynite compassPocket compass used by American aviation officers from 1915 of brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Ceebynite Short & Mason Taylor Rochester N.Y. The compass is equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Four-winds compass card complete with goniometric circle for calculating horizontal angles. Good condition, fully functional, glass slightly dirty inside. Diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.3 cm - 0.5 inches.
Code 6868
Ceebynite compass
USA
1915
Cm 4.5x1.3
Inches 1.77x0.5
EUR 450.00
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Magnapole compass
1615906363Code 6895 Magnapole compassPocket compass for an American army officer during the First World War of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Magnapole Short & Mason Taylor Rochester NY Pat Apr 20 1915. The compass is complete with goniometric circle, and compass card block with release button inside the ring. Diameter 5.3 x 2 cm - 2 x 0.78 inches. Good condition, spots on the wind compass card.
Code 6895
Magnapole compass
USA
1915
Cm 5.3x2
Inches 2.9.78
EUR 350.00
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Vintage compass
1613038142Code 6846 Vintage compassPocket compass used by British aviation officers of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Dennison Birmingham VI 51263 from 1917. The compass has a snap-lock lid with release button inside the ring . Four-winds compass card complete with goniometric circle for calculating horizontal angles. Excellent condition, fully functional, diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.8 cm - 0.7 inches.
Code 6846
Vintage compass
United Kingdom
1917
Cm 4.5x1.8
Inches 1.77x0.7
EUR 450.00
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Prismatic compass
1622708973Code 6883 Prismatic compassPrismatic compass for surveying made of brass; it is a small compass, signed F. Darton & Co London n. 50698 of 1916 model Verner’s Pattern named after the designer, Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner (1852-1922) and produced in 1917 and supplied to English officers, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore away from magnetic fields. It is equipped with a sighting system complete with optical prism for magnification and a goniometric compass card in order to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card block. Excellent condition, fully functional, complete with original leather case, diameter 5.3 cm - 2 inches, thickness 2.2 cm - 0.86 inches.
Code 6883
Prismatic compass
United Kingdom
1916
Cm 5.3x2.2
Inches 2x0.86
EUR 450.00
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Prismatic compass
1603465828Code 6623 Prismatic compassPrismatic bearing compass made of brass; it is a small compass, Verner’s Pattern model named after the designer, Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner (1852-1922) and produced in 1918 and supplied to English officers, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore far from magnetic fields. It can also be held in the hand and therefore far from the magnetic fields of the boat. It is equipped with a sight system with target and a goniometric compass card to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card lock. Very good condition, fully functional, complete with original leather case, diameter 5.3 cm - 2 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.
Code 6623
Prismatic compass
Reggno Unito
1918
Cm 5.3x2
Inches 2x0.78
EUR 450.00
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Vintage compass
1626441995Code 7028 Vintage compassMagnetic compass for nautical detection, of brass, signed Cruchon & Emons Berne n. 67770 of 1918 made for the U.S. Engineer Corps. It is a small compass, diameter 5.3 cm - 2 inches, height 1.8 cm - 0.7 inches; typically used in recreational sailing, therefore on boats less subject to magnetic deviation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore away from the magnetic fields of the boat. It is equipped with a sighting system with sight and an eight-wind goniometric compass card to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card block. Excellent condition, fully functional.
Code 7028
Vintage compass
Switzerland
1918
Cm 5.3x1.8
Inches 2x0.7
EUR 500.00
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Antique compass
1561463180Code 6267 Antique compassTopographic compass made of aluminum and brass complete with goniometric circle and needle block for calculating the horizontal angles, of the 1920s. Signed W. & L. E. Gurley Troy N.Y, a company active since 1850 and specialized in the construction of topography instruments. Very good working condition, complete with original leather case. Diameter cm 5 - inches 1.96, thickness cm 2 - inches 0.78.
Code 6267
Antique compass
USA
1920s
Cm 5x5x2
Inches 1.96x1.96x0.78
EUR 400.00
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Antique compass
1613037131Code 6842 Antique compassLarge dry compass placed in its original wooden box with slot lid. Signed AUG. CARSTENS Hamburg Steinhöft 19 from the second half of the 19th century. The compass consists of a brass and glass vessel on the bottom of which a metal stem is fixed on which the eight-wind rose of engraving paper on a copper plate is placed, complete with a goniometric circle. Excellent condition, fully functional. Box size 26.7x26.7 h 18.5 cm - 10.5x10.5x7.28 inches, compass diameter 20 cm - 7.87 inches.
Code 6842
Antique compass
Germany
Second half of the 1800s
Cm 26.7x26.7x18.5 box
Inches 10.5x10.5x7.28
EUR 1500.00
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Dry compass
1614351262Code 6890 Dry compassDry compass in its original wooden box with slot lid. English manufacture from the second half of the 19th century. The compass consists of a brass and glass vessel on the bottom of which a metal stem is fixed on which the eight-wind compass card of paper printed by engraving on copper plate is placed, complete with a goniometric circle. Excellent condition, fully functional. Box size 19.5x19.5x13.5 cm - 7.67x7.67x5.31 inches, compass diameter 14 cm - 5.5 inches.
Code 6890
Dry compass
United Kingdom
Second half of the 1800s
Cm 19.5x19.5x13.5
Inches 7.67x5.31
EUR 1200.00
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Antique compass
1614352203Code 6867A Antique compassBrass and glass compass on universal joint from the end of the 19th century. Mounted on custom made mahogany board. The compass consists of a cylindrical brass container, called a mortar, with double glass on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass rose is placed suitably constrained, so that the zero coincides with the magnetic polarity. Good condition, compass card slightly damaged. Compass diameter 13 cm - 5.11 inches, height mounted on table 13 cm - 5.11 inches, table width 17 cm - 6.69 inches.
Code 6867A
Antique compass
United Kingdom
Late 1800s
Cm 17x13
Inches 6.69x5.11
EUR 750.00
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Sestrel compass
1614352790Code 6871 Sestrel compassMagnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, produced by Sestrel in the early 1900s. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel of brass and bronze, called a mortar, on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card rests so that zero coincides with the magnetic polarity . To minimize friction, the mortar is filled with liquid with a low freezing point, also having the purpose of quickly dampening any oscillations of the complex and closed at the top by a sturdy protective glass. Excellent condition, fully functional. Box size 20x20x13 cm - 7.87x7.87x5.11 inches, compass diameter 13 cm - 5.11 inches.
Code 6871
Sestrel compass
United Kingdom
Early 1900s
Cm 20x20x13
Inches 7.87x7.87x5.11
EUR 1200.00
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Antique compass
1614857275Code 6878 Antique compassMagnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, signed with a Trade Mark brass emblem engraved with two crossed arrows within a shield, from the end of the 19th century. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel in brass and bronze, called a mortar, on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card rests so that zero coincides with the magnetic polarity. In good condition, in perfect working order, compass card slightly damaged. Box size 20x20x13.5 cm - 7.87x7.87x5.3 inches, compass diameter 14 cm - 5.5. inches.
Code 6878
Antique compass
United Kingdom
Late 1800s
Cm 20x20x13.5
Inches 7.87x7.87x5.3
EUR 1200.00
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Antique compass
1618910656Code 6938 Antique compassDry compass in its original wooden box with slot lid. Signed W. T. FISHER Great Yarmouth from the mid 19th century. The compass is made up of a copper container with a lead and glass counterweight on the bottom of which is fixed a metal stem on which the eight wind compass card of engraving paper on a copper plate rests. Good condition, fully functional. Box size 24.5x25 h 18.5 cm - 9.64x9.84 h 7.28 inches, compass diameter 15.3 cm - 6 inches.
Code 6938
Antique compass
United Kingdom
Mid-1800s
Cm 24.5x25x18.5
Inches 9.64x9.84x7.28
EUR 1400.00
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Vintage compass
1581333290Code 6536A Vintage compassNautical compass on universal joint mounted on wooden board, English manufacture of the 1930s. Board 23.5x13.5 cm - 9.25x5.31 inches, total height 14 cm - 5.5 inches, excellent condition.
Code 6536A
Vintage compass
United Kingdom
1930s
Cm 23.5x13.5x14
Inches 9.25x5.31x5.5
EUR 550.00
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Danish compass
1614856082Code 6881 Danish compassMagnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, produced by Iver C. Weilbach & Co Amaliegade 30 Copenhagen. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel of brass and bronze, called a mortar, on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card rests so that zero coincides with the magnetic polarity . To minimize friction, the mortar is filled with liquid with a low freezing point, also having the purpose of quickly dampening any oscillations and closed at the top by a sturdy protective glass; the date 6- 1-30 is engraved on the glass. A decal on the lid, and one of brass and lead on the front, has the name of the manufacturer. Box size 21x21.3x13 cm - 8.26x8.38x5.11 inches, compass diameter 13.5 cm - 5.3 inches. Excellent condition, fully functional.
Code 6881
Danish compass
Denmark
1930
Cm 21x21.3x13
Inches 8.26x8.38x5.11
EUR 1300.00
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Indian Compass
1581335562Code 6345A Indian CompassNautical liquid compass, brass, on universal joint signed Kezar India made in the 1930s mounted on a walnut board. The compass is made up of a cylindrical brass container, on the bottom of which a stem of hard metal is fixed, on which the compass card with eight winds complete with an appropriately constrained goniometric circle rests. Good condition, fully functional. Compass diameter 13 cm - 5.1 inches, board 23x14 cm - 9x5.5 inches, total height 13 cm - 5.1 inches.
Code 6345A
Indian Compass
India
1940s
Cm 23x14x13
Inches 9x5.5x5.1
EUR 800.00
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Vintage compass
1614267372Code 6864 Vintage compassLarge brass and glass compass on universal joint signed Atlas Vashon (Washington)n. 4986. Mounted on mahogany board made and to measure. The compass consists of a cylindrical brass container, called a mortar, with double glass on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card is placed suitably constrained, so that the zero coincides with the magnetic polarity. Good condition. Compass diameter 21 cm - 8.26 inches, height mounted on board 15.5 cm - 6 inches, board width 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches.
Code 6864
Vintage compass
USA
1940s
Cm 21x15.5
Inches 8.26x6
EUR 1200.00
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Vintage compass
1616776946Code 6860 Vintage compassMagnetic compass on universal joint mounted on a wooden board. The compass was produced in 1940 by the Lionel Corporation N.Y. company for the U.S. Navy. Navy Bu Ships 4-inch Boat Compass No. 3729.
Code 6860
Vintage compass
USA
1940
Cm 18x11.3
Inches 7x4.44
EUR 900.00
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Vion compass 1900
452012145428734Code 3081B Vion compass 1900Antique rare magnetic survey by hand compass, brass with original wooden box, E. Vion Paris signed, early 1900s. Very good condition. Compass diameter cm 11 - inches 4.33, height cm 27 - inches 10.6. Box cm 15.5x15x32 – inches 6.1x5.9x12.5.
Code 3081B
Vion compass 1900
France
Early 1900s
Cm 15.5x15x32 box
Inches 6.1x5.9x12.5 box
EUR 1000.00
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Japanese compass
1580730768Code 6505 Japanese compassHand-held magnetic bakelite compass, signed Saura Japan made in the 1950s. The compass can be backlit, the batteries are inserted into the handle. Height 24 cm - 9.44 inches, compass diameter 9.7 cm - 3.8 inches. Very good condition.
Code 6505
Japanese compass
Japan
1950s
Cm 9.7x24
Inches 3.8x9.44
EUR 450.00
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Antique binnacle
1528986144Code 5954 Antique binnacleRare mahogany wood binnacle compass. Inside there is a liquid compass mounted on a universal joint signed D. BAKER Melrose Mass Pat. 22 Sept 1896 and marketed by the CHAS company. C. HUTCHINSON Agent 152 State St BOSTON. Very good condition, the light is missing. Cm 30x19 h 23 - inches 11.81x7.48 h 9.
Code 5954
Antique binnacle
USA
Late 1800s
Cm 30x19x23
Inches 11.81x7.48x9
EUR 1200.00
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Vintage compass
1622102011Code 6894 Vintage compassMagnetic compass on universal joint mounted inside the binnacle of a brass and glass lifeboat, equipped with a lamp for night lighting, a carrying handle and a bracket for wall housing. Russian manufacture from the seventies, the compass card has the date of the last revision made in 1978. Excellent condition, fully functional, small chip in the glass of the binnacle. Diameter 18 cm - 7 inches, height 20 cm - 7.87 inches.
Code 6894
Vintage compass
Russia
1970s
Cm 18x20
Inches 7x7.87
EUR 750.00
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Sestrel compass
1611674952Code 6812 Sestrel compassSestrel aeronautical compass signed H B & S Ltd London (Henry Browne & son) of the thirties, brass and glass, mounted on a wooden board. Excellent condition, fully functional. Compass diameter 13 cm - 5.1 inches, board width 12x12 cm - 4.72x4.72 inches, height 15 cm . 5.9 inches.
Code 6812
Sestrel compass
United Kingdom
1930s
Cm 13x15
Inches 5.1x5.9
EUR 750.00
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Aeronautical compass
1615888315Code 6915 Aeronautical compassRare Japanese aeronautical compass made in WWII, made of brass and glass, mounted on springs with the function of absorbing shocks and vibrations, internal goniometric circle at the height of the 4 pointers relating to the 4 cardinal points. In excellent condition, perfectly working. Compass diameter 12.5 cm height 10.5.
Code 6915
Aeronautical compass
Japan
WWII
Cm 12.5x10.5
Inches
EUR 800.00
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