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Title Pocket compass, watch pattern, model 5666, 1-3/8", distributed by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. N.d., ca. 1900-1915.
Object Name Compass
Catalog Number 2009.006.0151
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Pocket compass, watch pattern, open face, model 5666, 1-3/8", distributed by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. No date, circa 1900-1915. Brass case, 1-3/8" diameter x 3/8" thick; beveled glass crown; stop button. Back is engraved "Made in Germany."

K&E name and model number do not appear on this object. It corresponds in all ways to the description and depiction under "Pocket Compasses (Watch Pattern)" on page 436 of 35th edition catalog of 1915. In a revised price list for this edition dated April 1920, it is listed as discontinued. It is likely that World War I disrupted the import of such an item.

Catalog description: "Pocket Compass, brass, metal dial graduated ever 2 degrees and numbered every 20 degrees from 0 degrees to 360 degrees. Needel with jeweled centre and stop."

This is a typical example of the many imported items offered by K & E whose main offices and factories were in Hoboken during this period.
Date 1900-1915
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1915
Search Terms Keuffel & Esser Co.
K & E
Caption top
Imagefile 070\20090060151.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Retail