This compass was made by William J. Young, and dates from around 1859. The face is
dark, and the needle ring is silvered. There is an outkeeper on the face at west, and a circular
level at east. The variation arc on the north arm extends 20 degrees either way, and reads by
vernier to single minutes. The arms are unusually thick, making the compass unusually heavy.
The box is marked "J. H. Marvin Lexington Ky."