This is a basic, lidded, dry needle compass, in the style of those that preceded modern liquid-fi lled versions. There is a lever to stop the needle swinging, so that a bearing can be read more easily. It is all brass (apart from the needle!), and is suitable for engraving on top.Diameter 8cm..
Named in tribute to the world famous clipper Cutty Sark, this antique-finish brass compass has an engraving of the globe on the underside centering particularly on Australia, destination for Cutty Sark on many occasions to bring wool and other cargo back to England.In December 1883, Cutty Sark broke..