Brass Sundial and Compass
- Compass body 2-7/8 inches in diameter
- 4-1/2 inches tall
- 2 inches tall when collapsed
- Lies flat for storage
- Three adjustable legs for precise leveling
- Brass inlaid wooden storage box
Although this antiquated navigational equipment has long been replaced by modern-day versions that take the form of watches and GPS, it makes for an intriguing gift to be kept on a bookshelf or desktop.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.
Among the many maritime records kept by the National Archives are fascinating historical documents announcing the appointments of customs officials; correspondence; records from customs districts; documents from lighthouses and the weather bureau; and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.