PORTABLE COMPASS WITH WOODEN CASE – J H STEWARD / ELIZABETH II CORONATION – 70mm
This vintage style compass is handcrafted from quality brass alloy with an antique finish. It comes in a handmade, felt lined, wooden box, detailed with a brass latch and decorative anchor inlay. The rear of the case is embossed with a royal crown and “Coronation of Elizabeth II – June 1953″.
As with all our compasses, this model is fully functional containing top-grade magnets and a jewelled needle. There’s a solid bow attached to the outer case in the style of a pocket watch so it can be securely fasten when in use. This compass is a generous 70mm in diameter and features a traditional style 8-wind compass rose marked with 360 degrees in 10 and 20 degree increments.
Around the outer circumference is the inscription “J. H. Steward Ltd. Strand – London”. Renowned opticians and scientific instrument makers, the company J H Steward Ltd was founded in 1852. Amongst his many distinguished appointments, company head James Henry Steward was optician to Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s government.
A symbol of finding your path, of guidance, exploration and adventure, a compass makes a great gift for birthdays, graduations, corporate farewells and retirements.
Disclaimer: All of our compasses are handmade to a high quality finish by master artisans. As they are handcrafted, no two will be identical. Some natural variations and imperfections are inherent in the materials and construction processes making each compass truly unique.