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More Repro Brass Instruments

New brass instruments continue to improve. This piece, a copy of a 19th century folding compass, has an engraved chart screwed on the back and is marked Stanley, London in two places (arrows). New instruments, including sextants, telescopes, levels and other pieces, marked with names of authentic 19th century makers have been reproduced since about 1998. Look for crude grinding marks and small plastic parts.

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Compass shown open at top and on left; shown closed at right.
About 3 inches by 2¾ inches closed.