Rosewood Boxed Gimbaled Compass c.1940
This is an original Rosewood and brass boxed gimbaled compass. The brass compass sits in a heavy steel, half round shell which rotates. This sits in a steel gimbal that rotates as well. The box has label "Apollo Keuffel & Esser Co. NY"
- CREATOR Apollo Keuffel & Esser NY
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1960
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Rosewood, Brass, Steel.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Compass works well.
- DIMENSIONS H 3.5 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
The Keuffel and Esser Co., also known as K & E, was a drafting instrument and supplies. Keuffel and Esser started in New York, selling drawing materials and drafting supplies. In 1876, K & E started selling surveying instruments.