Nautical instruments

Tell-tale Compass – 19th century

Well preserved dry card and gimbaled brass tell-tale compass. The rose is made up of several layers of paper with 32 points. North with beautiful fleur de lis. On the rose, the letters E and W are painted over the old letters. Originally the rose will not be English. The inside of the binnacle is painted dirty white.


Catalogue: NM.6-20
Date: 1870 -1900
HD binnacle: 9.0 x 16.0 cm
Signed: not signed
Origin: unknown
Condition: perfect

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