Small Boxed Compass with Inlaid Compass Rose
Dimensions & Weight:
2 5/8-inch (6.7 cm) diameter
Hardwood Case -
4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm) square, 3 5/16 inches (8.4 cm) tall
1 pound 5 ounces (595 grams)
Fully gimbaled, air-damped brass compass
Hand inlaid compass rose adornes the top of the box
Corners of the box are reinforced with lighter hardwood splines
Custom brass plaques available for the front base and/or inside lid
The Stanley London® Small Boxed Compass with Hand Inlaid Compass Rose is a beautiful reproduction of an antique gimbaled brass compass in a beautifully inlaid hardwood box. The 2 5/8-inch (6.7 cm) diameter compass is fully gimbaled with a solid brass gimbal set. The gimbaled brass compass is protected by a glass cover. The corners of the hardwood box have lighter hardwood splines to offer additional strength and support. The hardwood case is 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm) square, 3 5/16 inches (8.4 cm) tall, and the compass weighs 1 pound 5 ounces (595 grams). This compass can be ordered with a custom solid brass plaque to be mounted on the front and/or inside lid of the box. This boxed compass makes a beautiful addition to a nautical collection or executive's desk.
This hardwood box features an inlaid compass rose made from four different species of beautiful hardwood. As each compass rose is inlaid into the hardwood box using similar hand tools to those used 200 years ago, each compass is unique and will have slight variations. Hand inlaying hardwood is an old time-honored art that requires considerable talent, patience, and precision to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. The inlayer must chisel out the surface of the wood in the shape of the design that will be inlaid, and then precisely hand cut each individual piece of thin wood and fit it into the hollowed out section.