Antique Vineyard Setter's Compass, French, Brass, Surveyor's Instrument, C.1900
Our Stock # 18.8631
This is an antique vineyard setter's compass. A French, brass surveyor's instrument with mahogany case and stand, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.
- Measure out your plot with this delightful antique surveyor's compass
- Displays a desirable aged patina and in good order
- Brass case shows appealing golden tones, with an attractive polished finish
- Set within a quality mahogany case, dressed with a brass handle and rotating clasps
- Dashing cylindrical form with a large compass dial set within the top surface
- Vernier adjustment dials to the trailing edge, with a sliding needle lock to one side
- Compass winds in French - Nord, Est, Sud and Ouest and the intercardinal points NE, SE, SO and NO
- Blue magnetic point with a silvered setting hand, and degree marks to the circumference
- Barrel engraved with the maker's mark 'H. Morin, 11 Rue Dulong, Paris'
- Mounts upon a turned support with wide circular base
- The stand base dressed with a protective baize in bright emerald green
- Maker's engraving to case lid and label situated within the lid reverse
This is a superb antique vineyard setter's compass, with a quality finish and charming French annotations to the large dial. A treat for the desktop or field use. Delivered polished and ready to enjoy.
Case Width: 20.5cm (8'')
Case Depth: 10.5cm (4.25'')
Case Height: 10.5cm (4.25'')
Compass Width: 8cm (3.25'')
Compass Depth: 8cm (3.25'')
Compass Height: 18cm (7'')
Compass on Stand Width: 12.5cm (5'')
Compass on Stand Depth: 12.5cm (5'')
Compass on Stand Height: 26cm (10.25'')
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