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Collectible Compasses
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compass with sundial trade winds compass
sundial compass ACO012A
$56.25 $45.00
trade winds compass ACO008
$48.75 $39.00
executive compass box with compass
executive compass ACO013
$41.25 $33.00
compass box ACO018
$36.25 $29.00
Lewis-and-Clark compass lifeboat compass
Lewis and Clark compass ACO009
$52.50 $42.00
lifeboat compass ACO015
$123.75 $99.00
Victorian pocket compass Victorian trails compass
Victorian pocket compass ACO003
$43.75 $35.00
Victorian compass ACO007
$48.75 $39.00
small brass compass small bronze compass
small brass compass ACO002
$23.75 $19.00
small compass ACO002B
$23.75 $19.00
King George compass walking stick with compass
King George compass ACO017
$148.75 $119.00
walking stick with compass AWS002
$111.25 $89.00
small sundial compass Polaris compass
18th century sundial-compas ACO028
$43.75 $35.00
Polaris compass ACO027
$43.75 $35.00
WWII compass  
WWII compass ACO014
$48.75 $39.00
 
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COMPASSES | DESK ACCESSORIES

Collectible Compasses. Selection of unique collectable compasses. Discover early navigation and enjoy an unbelievable collection of compasses from various eras. Compass is an instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance forever.

 

collectible compasses point to enduring style
North, south, east or west—you can get there from here with a compass. This simple navigational device has been a part of humankind's exploration of the world for nearly a thousand years. Prior to this development, ancient mariners used landmarks, astronomical knowledge and more than a little luck to reach their destination. Around the 12th century, a Chinese book makes the first known reference to the use of a compass... 👉🏻 collectible compasses

 

moving in a positive direction and collectible compasses
These tasteful and practical navigational pieces make great gifts as well. Give an artfully replicated Victorian Trails compass to your child when it's time to go to college or when moving to a new place—so he or she can always find the way home. A friend or loved one who is getting a promotion would appreciate the significance of the Executive compass. Anyone who is celebrating a move in a positive direction would be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. Weddings... 👉🏻 compasses and gifts

 

 

collection of compasses from various eras available at InvitingHome.com

Through centuries of technological innovation we've charted the whole world. But early navigators and explorers setting out didn't necessarily know where they were headed. Guided only by a simple compass and the stars of the night sky early octants and astrolabes. Possibly terrifying but also exciting...
Discover early navigation and enjoy an unbelievable collection of compasses from various eras.

A needle pointing north. Antique science captured in admiralty brass, allowing sailors to cross vast oceans, explorers to discover continents. Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay... rumored South Lands. Compass is an instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance forever.

Lewis-and-Clark compass in lightly distress rosewood box. A needle pointing north... Antique science captured in admiralty brass... Allowing sailors to cross vast oceans, explorers to discover continents. Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay... rumored South Lands. Lewis-and-Clark compass is an instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance, forever... This small wooden compass is a replica of that used by Lewis and Clark in their journey across the uncharted territories.

compasses marine box with built-in compass

👉🏻 Lewis and Clark compass;

👉🏻 compass box;

Walking stick with compass; gift ideas; gifts for him  18th c. atlas armillar 

👉🏻 walking stick with compass;
The gentlemen's walking stick. Walking stick unscrews into three pieces for traveling. The brass knob hides a compass, the cane a glass for a tipple. Gift bag included

👉🏻 sundial compass; 👉🏻 18th C. Atlas armillary; 👉🏻 Versailles globe;

Mercator globe and sundial compass; available at InvitingHome.com   

Sundial compass. Not that long ago people actually lived by sundial time. Every village and town functioned on local time, depending on local latitude. The arrival of trains and mail coach traffic created a need for coordinated time. Our travel sundial needs a compass to find north. Raising the triangular gnomon upright while pointing the compass needle North will show the time. The correct time will show only if the local latitude corresponds to angle of gnomon.

👉🏻 Mercator globe; 👉🏻 sundial compass;

 
 

Executive compass is seemingly destined for desk bound travelers given the luxurious wood box. Yet such compasses were originally essential instruments used on small fishing dories and lifeboats. Our daily language has borrowed a multitude of nautical expressions, one of which is: "set course for". That's what a compass does. Executive compass is truly a wonderful and thoughtful gift for the man who has everything. Wood box finished in distressed French finish, brass compass with a precision dry compass card showing which course to sail.

compass and other desktop accessories
👉🏻 Executive compass; 👉🏻 tripod magnifier;

Trade-Winds compass. This compass is a replica small Georgian era combination sundial and compass with brass lid to protect the convex glass cover. The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery.

Invented in China thousands of years ago compass was primarily used by feng-shui priests hired to advise on how and where to build. Today the compass still is a basic tool- a magnetized needle rotating on a vertical pin pointing at the Earth's magnetic North. 16th century sailors accustomed compass to following coastlines and could suddenly cross oceans.

collectible compasses
👉🏻 trade winds compass; 👉🏻 Empress reading glass;

Lodestone compass. 18th century compass with brass lid protects the glass cover. This is after all an early travelers' compass. Lodestones were used by seafarers to keep magnets in good shape. Can you think of a better gift for a world traveler or antique lover?

antique compasses
👉🏻 Lodestone compass;

"When you need it most"... The basic motto for what to take when exploring. Traversing vast continents and oceans on voyages of discovery, seemingly simple instruments like this compass-magnifier were used to navigate.

The expedition scientist using magnifiers to study new species of plants, insects, animals. Twin-function compass and magnifying glass original from a collection of early scientific instruments. This pocket magnifying glass with compass is hand-made of brass in antique finish. (magnifies 6x)

compasses and other collectibles
👉🏻 Compass magnifier; 👉🏻 tripod magnifier;

 
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