c1860 Brass Cased Prismatic Compass by Elliott Bros


A very nice quality c1860 Victorian Sighting Compass made by the Elliott Brothers of the Strand London.

It is of brass construction with a pale green rotating card dial marked with the points of the compass, and all set under a lead crystal glass. The compass is in very nice condition. The underside has the original owner’s name W.S. PAPILLON. The top has a separate cover for protection. There is a folding prism and sighting point. The latter has a thin wire to take accurate measurements.

Elliott Brothers, of London, were active and made this instrument between 1854 and 1865.

Size folded: 7.5 x 9.5 x 2.2 cm (3 x 3 ¾ x 7/8 inches)
Weight: 219 g