Dry card compass – Ribbens, Terneuzen, Netherlands, ca 1900
Gimbaled dry card compass in a copper bowl. The compass is gimbaled mounted in a wooden case of oak with sliding cover. The inside of the bowl is painted white without lubber’s line. On the rose 32 points and the name of the maker. On the rose, north with fleur de lis. In the middle of the rose a bras top with sapphire. Made by the brothers Ribbens in Terneuzen, Netherlands.
At de underside of the rose is a heavily compass needle mounted with pins on the rose. The rose is not compensated for magnatic variation.
Date: around 1900
HWL case: 12.5x20x20 cm
D compass: 14 cm
Signed: Gebr. Ribbens: Terneuzen
Condition: in good condition but case with old woodworm holes