George Washington's Compass

This highly decorated compass, circa 1770, was a personal possession of George Washington. Its elaborate dial with a fleur-de-lis pointing north is marked "Rittenhouse - Philadelphia" and was probably made by Benjamin Rittenhouse, whose work was highly decorative, rather than his brother David, known for simplicity.

Date:
1770
Original Format:
Artifact
Item#:
1.107
Height:
2617px
Width:
1969px
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