Dollond Copper Dial Pocket Compass - 55mm

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Made from solid brass with an antique copper finish, our Dollond London compass has a pocket sized 55mm diameter body. It is fully functional with top-grade magnets, jewelled needle and an easy-to-read compass rose. So it can be securely fasten when in use, there’s a solid ring attached to the outer case in the style of a pocket watch. When not in use, it can be stored inside its protective leather carry case.

A family business, Dollond London, established in 1750, was one of the earliest optical and mathematical instrument specialists in the United Kingdom. When, in 1761 they were appointed opticians to the king, the Dollond reputation for superior quality was forged. In 1819 the business was passed on to nephew George, remembered by history for inventing a variety of new precision instruments for measurement, astronomy and navigation.

On the rear of the compass case is engraved a poem by Jean Barlow Hudson. This poem is found at the base of a public sculpture in Milwaukee USA, Compass, by artist Jon Barlow Hudson, her son.

A symbol of finding your path, of guidance, exploration and adventure, a compass is popular gift that is beautiful, personal and useful. Easy to take on hikes, bush walks or to the beach, this style is popular choice for both males and females. A great gift idea for travellers, graduations, corporate farewells and retirements.


  • Pack Contents: Compass & leather case
  • Colour: Antiqued copper & brass
  • Materials: Copper & other metals, glass, stone jewel, leather
  • Uses: Home Decor, Gift,  Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.
  • Compass Weight: 150 gm (Approx)
  • Total Weight: 200 gm (Approx)


  • Compass Diameter: 55 mm (Approx)
  • Case Dimensions: 80 (L)* 75 (W)* 35 (H) mm (Approx)

Key Attributes: 

  • Top Grade Magnets
  • Manufactured & Checked to Australian Standards
  • 6 Cardinal Directions
  • 360 Degree Bearing Points in 20 Degree Intervals

Disclaimer: All of our items are handmade (HANDCRAFTED) by master artisans who employ techniques (TOOLS) and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.