T.S & J.D. Negus Brass Telltale Ships Compass, New York, c. 1870, a 6 1/4-in. dry card compass with cardinal points suspended on a central pin and marked T.S. & J.D. Negus New York, flared brass bezel, and gimbal with a cast brass floral deck mount, overall dia. 8 1/4 in.
Provenance: Reportedly from the Converse family yacht, Calypso.
Note: A compass of this type was suspended over the bed of the ship's captain so direction could be monitored while resting. Shown illustrated here reflected in a mirror.
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