Shaker Museum

Compass, Surveyor's

Surveyor's compass, North Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

ca. 1795

Object ID
Newell and Sons

Surveying compass with blued compass needle centered in a printed dial surrounded by a brass compass ring, each quadrant stamped 0-90. Compass is sealed into a walnut case, protected by a glass disk secured with some sort of glazing compound. A cover slips over two brass posts that is held by means of two brass wire hooks that hook into holes in the posts. A walnut block with a circular brass insert is affixed to the center of the underside for mounting on a Jacob's staff or tripod.



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Shaker Museum Compass, Surveyor's. Accessed on February 5, 2023

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