Dollond Copper 55mm Pocket Compass SKU: CN 105

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Made from solid brass with an antique copper finish, our Dollond London compass has a pocket sized 55mm diameter body. It is fully functional with top-grade magnets, a jewelled needle and an easy-to-read compass rose. So it can be securely fastened when in use, there’s a solid ring attached to the outer case in the style of a pocket watch. When not in use, it can be stored inside its protective leather carry case.

A family business, Dollond London, established in 1750, was one of the earliest optical and mathematical instrument specialists in the United Kingdom. When, in 1761 they were appointed opticians to the king, the Dollond reputation for superior quality was forged. In 1819 the business was passed on to nephew George, remembered by history for inventing a variety of new precision instruments for measurement, astronomy, and navigation.

On the rear of the compass case is engraved a poem by Jean Barlow Hudson. This poem is found at the base of a public sculpture in Milwaukee USA, Compass, by artist Jon Barlow Hudson, her son.

Inner time is limitless
from past lives
can not longer remember,
only feel.
Time flows,
and around me a continuum
moves and swirls,
engulfing me,
and moves majestically
my inner sight or imagination.
This time is immense,
a celestial sphere
yet it does not forget me,
does not neglect me.
It embraces me.
I am a part of its verity.
It is part of mine.
My life flows. It flows.

A symbol of finding your path, of guidance, exploration and adventure, a compass is popular gift that is beautiful, personal and useful. Easy to take on hikes, bush walks or to the beach, this style is popular choice for both men and women. A great gift idea for travellers, graduations, corporate farewells and retirements.

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Additional Information

NOTE : All of our compasses are accurate and fully functional.

Brand: Vintage World Australia

Product Name: Compass – Dollond Copper Dial

Model #: CN 105

Pack Contents: Compass & leather case

Colour: Antiqued copper & brass

Materials: Copper & other metals, glass, stone jewel, leather

Compass Diameter: 55 mm (Approx)

Case Dimensions: 70 (W)* 80 (D)* 40 (H) mm (Approx)

Compass  Weight: 130 gm (Approx)

Product Weight with case: 170 gm (Approx)

Key Attributes: Top Grade Magnets, Manufactured & Checked to Australian Standards, 6 Cardinal Directions, 360 Degree Bearing Points in 20 Degree Intervals.

Uses: Home Decor, Gift,  Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.

Shipped From: Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)

Shipping Provider: Australia Post & All Major Courier services

Additional Delivery Information: Order Processing 2 – 5 Business Days, having trouble finalising your order or for express shipping, please call/text on  0421960234.

Returns: Easy Return & Exchange – 14 Days from purchase date.

Disclaimer: All of our items are handmade (HANDCRAFTED) by master artisans who employ techniques (TOOLS) and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.


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