Stanley London Gimballed Box Compass - 70mm

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A symbol of finding your path, of guidance, exploration and adventure, a compass is popular gift that is beautiful, personal and useful.

This vintage, gimballed compass is housed in a handsome, rosewood box with inlaid brass splines and anchor motif. The solid brass compass is 70mm in diameter with top-grade magnets, a jewelled needle and an easy-to-read, 8-wind compass rose. Marked with 360 degrees in 10 degree increments, the rose is also engraved with the name Stanley London after the British inventor William Ford Stanley. A designer and maker of precision mathematical instruments in the Victorian era, Stanley instruments were used by the British Army and Royal Navy.

Used since antiquity, gimbal mounted compasses were usually found on ships’ decks in the binnacle. The pivoted gimbal supports kept the compass horizontal despite the ship’s movement. Our nautical gimballed box compass is fully functional and can be used on boating trips or kept as a decorative conversation piece on an office desk or coffee table.


  • Pack Contents: Compass in a gimballed hard wood box.
  • Colour: Antique Brass and Wood
  • Materials: Alloy, glass, Stone jewel, Indian rosewood box
  • Key Attributes:  Top Grade Magnets, Manufactured & Checked to Australian Standards, 6 Cardinal Directions, 360 Degree Bearing Points in 20 Degree Intervals.
  • Uses: Home Decor, Gift,  Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.
  • Weight: 470 gm (Approx)


  • Compass Diameter: 70 mm (Approx)
  • Box Dimensions: 120 (L)* 120 (W)* 90(H) mm (Approx)

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.