Compasses, (fr. compas): in the insignia of the Company of Carpenters, as well as in others named, this instrument is borne expanded chevronwise, as shewn in the margin. For the Compass Dial, see under Magnetic Needle.
Argent, a chevron engrailed between three pairs of compasses expanded at the points sable--Company of CARPENTERS.
Argent, an annulet between the legs of a pair of compasses sable--HADLEIGH.
Azure, three pairs of compasses extended or, pointed sable--BONNY.
Per chevron crenelly or and sable, three pairs of compasses extended counterchanged--CARTWRIGHT.
Gules, a chevron argent between two pairs of compasses in chief extended at the points and a sphere in base or; on a chief of the last a pale azure between two roses of the first seeded of the third barbed vert; on the pale an escallop of the second--JOINERS' Company[Inc. 1569].
Sable, on a chevron engrailed between three towers argent a pair of compasses of the first--MASONS' Company[Inc. 1411; arms granted 1473].
Sable, on a chevron between three towers argent a pair of compasses open chevronways of the first--The FREEMASONS' Society[as given by Edmondson].