Dry Card Compass – Bradford, London, early 19th century
Gimbaled dry card compass in brass in red painted bowl. With wooden case of oak and sliding cover. The inside of the bowl has a mysterious look. On the black rose 32 points and the name of the maker. On the rose, north with fleur de lis, east – direction Jerusalem – with simple mark.
Made by the brothers Bradford, instrumentmakers in the Minories, London from 1795 till 1822.
Date: 1800 – 1820
HWL case: 11x17x17 cm (4 2/8×6 6/8×6 6/8”)
D compass: 12 cm (4 6/8”)
Signed: Made by J. BRADFORD. No 136, Minories, LONDON