Antiqued Brass Compass and Clock with Hinged Lid
- Compass body: 3 inches in diameter
- Clock embedded in the lid
- Clock requires an SRS626SW watch battery, not included
- Hinged lid
This antique reproduction navigational equipment has long been replaced by modern-day versions in electronic form, and makes for an intriguing gift to be kept on a bookshelf or desktop. With a decorative wooden storage box, this shiny piece is bound to be a conversation starter and curiosity from days of yore. The integrated watch is an additional off-the-grid helper. The battery can be accessed from the top of the lid by turning the "ships wheel" portion of the lid.
Among the many maritime records kept by the National Archives are fascinating historical documents announcing the appointments of customs officials; correspondence; records from customs districts; documents from lighthouses and the weather bureau; and shipwreck reports.