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Compass, Drycard


Accession number: 82.13X.51 A-B; X.1; 1
Date: circa 1900
Materials: WOOD; GLASS
Measurements: 7.3 cm H x 14 cm Diameter(A) 1.7H X 15.2DIA
Marks/Label: PAPER LABEL AFFIXED TO SIDE: "A.E..... PRESENTED BY JAMES A. CURLL".
Subject: QUEENS COUNTY, LIVERPOOL, INDUSTRY, FISHING, PEOPLE, WOOD, B.
Narrative: COMPASSES WERE USED BY FISHERMEN TO DETERMINE THEIR BEARINGS WHILE AT SEA.
Description: (A) REMOVABLE, LIPPED COVER. (B) SET IN UNFINISHED WOODEN BOWL SHAPED CASE COVERED WITH GLASS SECURED BY PUTTY. COMPASS CARD IS HAND DRAWN IN INK ON PAPER, AROUND CENTRAL BRASS PIN IS WRITTEN: B. WOOD, LIVERPOOL. A LARGE FLEUR DE LIS MARKS NORTH. UPSIDE DOWN PAPER LABEL AFFIXED TO SIDE: "A.E..... PRESENTED BY JAMES A. CURLL".
History of Use: USED IN A DORY FOR INSHORE FISHING
Manufacturer: B. WOOD