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Compass

Description

Mahogany enclosed compass, a deep-set face with fleur-de-lys pointing north. The maker's name on the dial reads: J & H.M. Pool/Easton, Mass. The compass is incomplete, missing its hinges, glass cover and directional needle.

Details

Maker
J & H.M. Pool (Maker)
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Imprinted on the dial/face reads: J & H.M. Pool,/Easton, Mass. An indistinct name is scratched/carved into the back of the compass- possibly "" Cheosia/Stetson"" .
Location of origin
Easton, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Surveying & Navigational T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
COMPASS
compasses (direction indicators)
Fleur-de-Lis
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
2.625 x 2.25 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1395
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2922
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