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THE COMPASS USED ON THE LADY ALICE
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THE COMPASS USED ON THE LADY ALICE

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THE COMPASS USED ON THE LADY ALICE

A BRASS-CASED FLOATING COMPASS

the dial signed H.HUGHES & SON, 59. FENCHURCH ST. LONDON, with graduations in degrees in four quadrants and thirty-two compass points, with jewelled brass cap and glass cover with red north line and retaining ring (loose) and with two folding brass sights and a suspension loop - 60mm. diameter
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An important pair of compasses supplied to Stanley by Hughes for the Trans African Expedition. The floating compass could not have been used on the Lady Alice. These are very personal mementos, and a compass is of crucial importance to an importance to an explorer. Stanley is known to have given a further compass to the Captain who carried his dispatches from Zanzibar back to London. Hughes provided the scientific instruments for this expedition
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