You are offerding on the ANTIQUE BRASS UNUSUAL SURVEYOR'S COMPASS (MINING OR HEDLEY DIAL?) pictured below.
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Not sure how complete this is. The circular body of the compass can tilt towards the sights and there is a provision for locking it but I can't move the brass slide to lock it. Two intact bubble levels. Ornate silvered dial. The needle can be locked.
This a British compass made by Moses Ash - here is an excerpt from the 14th (fourteenth) Londoniad I believe 1870s that refers to him:
Optician, Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Manu-
facturer. Magnetic, Galvanic, and Electrical Apparatus,
Miners' Dials, Theodolites, Circumferentors, &c.; Magnets
of every description ; Smee's, Daniell's, Bunsen's Carbon,
and Grove's Batteries. All other kinds made to order.
The Trade supplied with iSill: and Cotton-covered Wire.
4, Bull Street, Birmingham. Kepairs strictly attended to.
Shipping Orders promptly ey ^utod.
That which came o'er me like to a mental flash,
Were the peculiar works of Mr. Moses Ash ;
They've thro' the whole of Europe met with high
Long before, and since, his eventful removal.
The total length of this piece is approx. 11 1/8 inches. The circular dial including the brass rim is approx. 5 1/4 inches across. The weight is 4 pounds 12.3 ounces. I don't know how well (or if) it works. Obviously has spotting, dirt, scuffs, scratches. The glass is intact. The sights fold.
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