E.S. Ritchie & Sons Boxed Ship's Compass, retailed by T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, 7-in. gimbaled wet card compass with bezel reading E.S. Ritchie 80474 Boston, and center marked with retailer, housed in a red-stained walnut slant-lid case with hinged lid having two sliding viewing doors, original brass tag reading Negus New York, and removable brass oil lamp on the side, box wd. 14, dp. 12 1/2, ht. 13 1/4 in.
original alligatored finish, two brass square plates on the front slant lid door appear to be early restorations, lacking viewing door knobs.
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