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1880 liquid filled Ritchie compass

An excellent example of an early liquid filled Ritchie compass in "original" condition. The interior lettering and graduations were hand painted using a special egg based paint that would stand up to the alcohol and water mixture that it was filled with. This compass needed only a cleaning and new gaskets to put it back into good working order. Brought to us in March of 2000 from Mystic Seaport Museum.

The compass was manufactured in 1880 and used aboard the Yacht "Dauntless"