Dry Card Compass – Harri, Amsterdam, late 19th century
Well preserved middle sized, dry card and gimbaled compass in painted wooden case with slit cover. On the rose with 32 points, the name of the maker. North with beautiful fleur de lis. The binnacle is made of red copper and brass. The inside of the binnacle is painted white without a lubber’s line.
The case could be of a later date.
L.J. Harri sr and jr. were compassmakers in Amsterdam at the Oude Teertuinen from 1832 – 1872.
HWL case: 13x21x21,5 cm (5,1×8,2×8,3”)
D compass: 15,5 cm (6,1”)
Signed: L.J. HARRI. * AMSTERDAM *
Condition: perfect with signs of wear