Compass

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2922

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

Descriptive Terms

compasses (direction indicators)
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Mahogany
Unidentified Paper
Carved
Fleur-de-Lis
COMPASS

Inscription

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"" .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Watch Case Accession Number 1991.1394

Maker

J & H.M. Pool (Maker)

Location of Origin

Easton, MA, USA

Object Type

Surveying & Navigational T&E

Dimensions

2.625 x 2.25 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1395

Places

Massachusetts (United States)