Stanley London Open Face Mariner's
Pocket Compass with Beveled Glass
The Stanley London® Solid Brass Open Face Mariner's Compass with Beveled Glass is a solid brass
reproduction of an antique open face pocket compass.
The Mariner's Compass is an air-damped compass with a large, freely rotating compass card
that settles quickly on North.
This Compass is featured in the tutorial
"Determining your Position with a Dial Pocket Compass and a Map."
Black print against the bold yellow compass face allows for a quick and accurate reading.
The card is marked with the traditional cardinal and ordinal directions,
as well as the 360-degree system widely used by civilian navigators today;
North at 0° = 360°, South at 180°, East at 90°, and West at 270°.
The names of the cardinal and ordinal directions are derived from the English language
but their initials, N, S, E, and W are internationally known.
The Open Face Mariner's Compass substitutes the West point with an O, an abbreviation
for the Latin term Occidens, to fall or set, as in the sun.
A feathered arrow at 345° marks true north and depicts magnetic variation.
The compass card is protected by a beveled glass cover whose prism diffracts light to create
an elegant spectrum of colors.
The top of the solid brass compass housing features a knurled periphery and a sturdy fob so
that a compass chain may be attached.
The back of the compass has a brushed brass finish and can be custom engraved with a personalized message
of up to 25 words.
The compass measures 2 5/16 inches (58 mm) in diameter, and is 7/16 inch (11 mm) thick.
This antique reproduction is polished to a beautiful high luster and weighs 2.3 ounces (65 grams).
The Stanley London Open Face Mariner's Compass with Beveled Glass sells for $27.50.
An optional red or black pouch can be purchased for $1.50.
We offer two solid brass pocket compass chains as an option for your compass.
These chains are specially made to be non-magnetic and will not affect the accuracy of your compass.
Both have a clasp on one end that attaches to the fob on the pocket compass,
and the other end can be attached to your pocket, belt, or button hole.
The Gold Plated Light Pocket Compass Chain is 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm) overall,
weighs 0.5 ounces (14 grams), and costs $9.40.
The Gold Plated Heavy Pocket Compass Chain has larger links and is 14 inches (35.5 cm) overall,
weighs 1.1 ounces (31 grams), and costs $10.50.
The Small Hardwood Box with Inlaid Compass Rose is available for an additional $30.95.
We also offer less expensive Open Face Pocket Compasses,
a Pocket Watch Style Compass,
a World War I Pocket Compass,
and a Brass Scouting Compass.