1750's Compass

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This is an 18th century reproduction sundial compass. This was pattern after an original that was found on Roger's Island in New York. The original compass is now housed in Fort Ticonderoga's museum.

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This is an 18th century reproduction sundial compass. This was pattern after an original that was found on Roger's Island in New York. The original compass is now housed in Fort Ticonderoga's museum. The compass is made of brass and measures 1.5 " in diameter and 3/4" thick making it easy to carry in your pocket , shooting bag or haversack. The sundial is an added feature for the compass. Tell the time and your direction all in one. To tell the time you lift the vane up and then face north, the sun will then cast a shadow on the compass, which has roman numeral around the rim.You must remember that the sun does not know that we have a daylight savings time so take that in account during day light savings time. To close the compass for traveling fold the vane over and then place the cap over the face of the compass. The cap fits snug and will protect the face of the compass. I have carried one of these compass's for many years and has performed well. Robert Rogers camped on Roger's island in the 1750's Near Fort Edward. I do not have the exact date for the years the rangers camped on the island, I am sure many of you do. This is another item to enhance your 18th century persona.