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Here we have a very nice W&L E GURLEY Engineer Compass that is in Excellent condition.
When the lid closes, the compass needle is locked in position. All markings are clean and crisp. Box is Mahogany or Walnut and in excellent shape. Hinges, clasp are in great working condition.
Folding wooden box compass, measures 3" x 3" x 1", with the compass itself 2.5" in diameter. The hinges are brass, and the working locking closure mechanism is nickel. The white compass face is marked with black lettering, 360 degrees around the dial. There is a 'Star' symbol marking for North
In the 1800's men carried pocket compasses to assist in travel in the country as well as for use in the U.S.military.
This is an authentic antique and not a reproduction.