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Nautical Compass signed Sestrel, UK, 1876



Nautical liquid compass, brass, on universal joint, British manufacture, mounted on wooden board. The compass is signed Sestrel BT 1876 the compass has a cylindrical brass container, on the bottom of which a stem of hard metal is fixed, on which there is the compass card with eight winds complete with goniometric circle. Good condition, fully functional. Measures: Compass diameter 13 cm, 5.11 inches, board 22.8 x 10.8 cm, inches 8.97 x 4.25, total height 14 cm, 5.51 inches. Sestrel is a trade mark of Henry Browne & Son, an important English firm maker quality compasses, inclinometers, sextants, etc. established in the second half of 19th century. The brand ‘Sestrel’ was an amalgam of the qualities their instruments embody: SEnsitive –STeady – RELiable. Sestrel is in fact a name synonymous with quality and accuracy; this is evidenced by the sheer number of vintage and antique instruments still in use today.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.52 in. (14 cm)Width: 8.98 in. (22.8 cm)Depth: 4.26 in. (10.8 cm)
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  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1020216587891

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