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Are you interested in this item?This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" (orange button) to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Catawiki’s goal is to make special objects universally available. Our weekly auctions feature thousands of unusual, rare, and exceptional objects you won’t find in just any store. This compass house with compass of Sestral Moore Company is painted black on the outside because it probably was used in war situations. The black paint was done to prevent glare/reflection. The inside is painted white to still hold a view of the compass. The compass was illuminated by an oil burner.Sestrel is the trademark of Henry Browne & Son from Barking/London. This English instrument maker makes compasses, ship clocks, sextants etc for more than 140 years.The compass is not gimbal mounted.Serial number compass is No B4/4460L/46. Diameter bottom: 22cm Diameter compass house: 18 cm Diameter compass: 13 cm. Height compass house: 23 cm.The lot will be carefully packaged and shipped by insured / registered mail. 22791707

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