Featured Old Surveyors compass. What is missing?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Elysia, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Elysia

    Elysia New Member

    I have this old surveyors compass made by E. Kraft &Sohn in Vienna.
    The company specialised in scientific instruments, and were in business 1823-1903.

    The compass has obviously had a rough life, and some parts are missing. The box has a crude repair to the lid. The glass is obviously missing, and the mechanism that locks the needle against the glass is gone. From the marks on the wood, it seems there has been something round attached where the small hole for the needle locking pin should have been. Im, wondering if this is all for the locking mechanism, or if something else has been attached at the same point. The hole in the lid also indicates that some space was needed for a part.

    I have not been able to find pictures of a similar compass, but maybe someone here knows?





  2. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Elysia! I can't help.....but I just wanted to welcome you to Antiquers.
  3. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Just a guess but it looks like a washer and a thumbscrew is missing.
  4. Joshua Brown

    Joshua Brown Decently-Known-Member

  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It was made in Vienna
    Wien = Vienna
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Elysia already mentioned that.;)
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
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  7. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    LOVE IT!!! :)
  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Didn't you know, I can't read:smuggrin:
    KingofThings and Any Jewelry like this.
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I know the problem.:rolleyes: I must say, you're doing a great job hiding it.:playful:
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