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This compass was made around.1870. It has a hand dove-tailed box that holds a brass bowl 4.75 inches (10.5 cm) in diameter.

Before the modern marine compass was developed, the simply dry card was the mainer's guide.

This one is made by John Bliss & Company of New York, founded in 1835 and in operation until 1956. This compass was made around.1870. It has a hand dove-tailed box that holds a brass bowl 4.75 inches (10.5 cm) in diameter. The box is 7.5 inches square and five inches tall. It is well-worn but sound.

It could have been a fisherman's compass or saw service in a dory or whaleboat. The original top is missing as is usual with these, but displays fine without it. I have neither altered nor restored it. A nice, untouched piece of marine history.

 
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