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Shelburne County Museum

Compass


Accession number: 2010.04.03
Date: circa 1780
Materials: Brass, glass, wood
Measurements: 5 cm L x 4.5 cm W x 1.5 cm HDimensions of box
Measurements: 5 cm L x 4.5 cm W x 1.5 cm H x 4.5 cm L x 4.5 cm W x 1.5 cm H x 1 cm Thick x 3 cm DiameterDimensions of compass
Narrative: Previos number: 10.07.29.66A
Description: Small square case made of dark wood.  A small hook clasp is at one end, next to an opening for the compass fob.  Inside the case are two round inserts, lined with dark blue velvet.  The case contains a brass compass with a glass face.
History of Use: Belonged to Captain Gideon White, Loyalist.