Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • compass, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 17.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 6 7/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5614

The "U" shaped peice of wood has a thin metal tip on each end. String is wrapped around each end to hold the metal tips in place. A thin piece of wood is inserted through both legs of the "U" each with a small second piece acting as a shim. It is a light natural color.