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Item #

A3825

1700s Wood Compass like Jefferson

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V040317

Price $

275

This is a beautiful Compass in mahogany wood case with brass hinges that dates to late 1700s to middle 1800s.  It is in good operating condition with a fleur-de-lis paper insert design.  Needle locks when cover is closed.  It is unsigned.  Thomas Jefferson had a similar compass and it can be found in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Museum display at Monticello Museum in Virginia.  The Smithsonian Museum Store offers a reproduction of this nearly one of a kind instrument Called “The Thomas Jefferson Compass”.  This is an original and NOT a reproduction.  Below photo shows the reproduction (NOT included).  This compass is in good condition.  Size is 2 inches square by 1”.

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