What We Saved: Old-Time Ephemera
from the Seaport Museum Archives

Trade Catalogs

John E. Hand & Sons Company
Compass makers and adjusters
1909 and circa 1890

Founded in Philadelphia in 1873, the John E. Hand & Sons Company quickly gained a reputation as compass adjusters and manufacturers of quality nautical instruments. The Hand Company built navigational equipment for all varieties of commercial and private floating vessels, working under contract for the United States military during and after World War II.

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Independence Seaport Museum
John E. Hand and Sons Company Records

Left Catalog: 9 1/8 × 6 inches
Right Catalog: 9 × 6 inches

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