Compass

Object Number: 
1952.13
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 19 3/8 x 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 49.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
struck: on each pin joint: "DRG"
Description: 
Steel compass; steel bar with brass stops at termini; two steel pins with marked spherical brass joints which allow them to slide across the bar.
Gallery Label: 
The maker, David R. Griffith, was a naval maritime constructor in the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederick Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group