Morton/Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird Dry Card Compass

Description
This compass bears the inscriptions of two makers, "JAMES MORTON LIMITED SUNDERLAND" and "KELVIN, BOTTOMLEY & BAIRD LTD REGISTERED 16-20 CAMBRIDGE STREET, GLASGOW, PATENT No 22032 02." The Morton signature appears on the card. The Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd. signature, which appears on the heavy brass bowl, refers to a firm that was in business, as such, from 1914 to 1965.
Ref: T. N. Clarke, A. D. Morrison-Low, and A. D. C. Simpson, Brass & Glass. Scientific Instrument Making Workshops in Scotland (National Museum of Scotland, 1989), pp. 252-275.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dry card compass
compass
maker
Morton, James
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in; 28.575 cm
ID Number
PH*335526
catalog number
335526
accession number
321714
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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