Titanic Souvenir Compass?


Apr 9, 2018
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Greetings.



I joined this group because I have just got hold of this brass pocket compass.

I know there are similar repros all over the place, but this is a bit different…

The case edge is serrated (not so with the (other?)repros)

The dial is a different design from the other examples I could find.

The glass is beveled.

Diameter 5 cm

Weight 55 gm.

I am not sure that the chain is anything to do with the compass, since it seems to be made of some other base metal (bronze?)

If these things are ever original, I am guessing they were made to celebrate the launch of the Titanic.

It would take a very perverse marketing man to invent them as a sinking memento !


I am quite prepared to be told this is another repro, but I would like to hear from people more wiser and knowledgable than I.

Thanks in advance, John

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Dave Gittins

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The compass might at least be old. It's graduated in the manner of 1912. Could it be a souvenir for White Star passengers? The use of Titanic's name makes me suspicious.
 

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