J H Steward 70mm Portable Compass


Price:
$119

Description

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.

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