Seller: ewkauctions (13,946) 100%, Location: Webster, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362123871922 This is for a Vintage Antique 1840's American Large Surveying Brass Compass signed Benjamin Pike Jr. N.Y. in Original Wood Case. Compass is approximately 3 in. high, 15 in long, and 6-1/8 in. across. Great condition, some wear, see also pictures. There are no breaks, chips, or cracks. Case has some wear, key is missing. We found this in an estate we were cleaning out. Comes in its original wood case, which is 4 in. tall, 15-7/8 in. long, and 7-7/8 in. wide. Box is dovetailed and has original label. Instrument is signed Benjamin Pike Jr., 294 Broadway N.Y. Excellent condition. Benjamin Pike, Jr. was born in New York City in 1809 and died near Astoria, Long Island in 1864. He was the eldest son of Benjamin Pike, Sr., optician. From 1831-1841 New York City directories list Benjamin Pike & Son, (Benjamin Sr. and Benjamin Jr.) opticians, 12 Wall, 166 Broadway. From 1841-1843, Benjamin Pike & Sons (Benjamin Sr., Benjamin Jr., and Daniel) 166 Broadway. The following New York City directories list: 1843-44 Pike, Benjamin Jr., optician at 294 Broadway; 1845-46 Pike, Benjamin Jr., Manufacturer of Philosophical and Optical Instruments, microscopes, telescopes, magnets and electrical machines of every variety for medical use. Buyer to pay $35.00 for shipping and handling for U.S. address. We ship worldwide. International costs to be determined. Please ask for quote. We combine shipping if possible. Please take the time to read the following: Payment should be received within 3 days of purchase.We only ship to the address shown on the paypal payment. Because we are selling fresh items from estates, barns, etc., expect signs of wear and usage appropriate with the age of such items. We usually take multiple photographs of an item. Please check for a second row of photos, they often are there but can be overlooked.Photographs are part of the description and show all that is included.We photograph and accurately describe every item as to its condition and authenticity to the best of our ability. If you have any questions, please let us know. We often have similar items available, so please see our Other Items, or go to our 'ewkauctions' ebay store.